Save Money on Groceries: Keep it Simple

Save Money on Groceries: Keep it Simple

Have you overlooked this simple way to save money on groceries?

I scraped the remains of yet another failed recipe into the trash.  I’d been pretty excited about trying the new dish I’d found on Pinterest.  It looked delicious!  

Although it did have a few odd ingredients.  

And the recipe didn’t end up being quite as simple as I’d expected.

Turns out the family wasn’t into it.  My experiment meant more time and money down the drain.

I knew there had to be a better way to put together a meal plan.  I was tired of planning elaborate meals to keep things interesting.  I was even more tired of wasting money every week.

Something had to change.  Luckily, that “something” turned out to be a rather simple solution.

Save Money On Groceries: Keep It Simple. I was totally overlooking this easy way to save money on groceries. Now that I'm doing my shopping this way, my family eats more and we save a ton of time and money.

(more…)

Brilliant Too Hot To Cook Meals That Will Make Your Day Cool

Too hot to cook? No problem! These meals will fill you up without adding to the heat. These recipes are what summer is supposed to taste like!

It’s hot as the blazes outside, but you know good and well that your family is still going to want to eat.

That doesn’t mean you’re in the mood for heating up the kitchen.  And that’s ok!

Because here you’ll find a long list of yummy recipes to try when it’s just too hot to cook.

Whether you want a cold dish to serve or something seasonally delicious that didn’t cause you to turn on the oven…you’ll find all types of recipes on this no-need-to-think-about-it list!

(more…)

The Free Monthly Meal Planner That Will Make Life Easier

Looking for a monthly meal planner to simplify your life? This free pdf is perfect for organizing your monthly meal planning ideas! PLUS, tons of FREE meals so you can fill it out (every month of the year!).

If you are too frazzled to put together a meal plan (even though you know, you know, you can save money doing it, blah, blah, blah), this post is the jackpot!

As a mom of 5 busy kids, meal planning is the only way to stay sane sometimes.  Yeah, planning ahead is a chore…but getting dinners on the table beats doing the 5:00 whats-for-dinner shuffle every time!

In this post you will find a monthly meal planner (don’t worry, it’s easier than you think!) PLUS seasonal ideas to chose from for every month of the year.

Pin this post for later so you can come back and get more ways to plan meals month after month!

(more…)

An Amazing Cranberry Orange Bread You’ll Want To Try Right Now

An Amazing Cranberry Orange Bread You’ll Want To Try Right Now

This recipe for Cranberry Orange Bread is amazing! So moist and delicious, it’s full of good ingredients. Put together this simple recipe in no time.

When the weather turns cold, we start to crave an old family favorite. Cranberry Orange Bread!  It’s the perfect mix of spice, sweet, and just a bit of tartness.  If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.

The best thing about a quick bread is that it’s just that…quick.  The ingredients are pretty simple, definitely affordable, and it comes together in a snap.  The hardest part is smelling it bake while you wait to sink your teeth in!

(more…)

Make Ahead Recipes: Ideas That Will Fit Your Schedule Today

Make Ahead Recipes: Ideas That Will Fit Your Schedule Today

Make ahead recipes can save you a ton of money, but it can be hard to find the time to spend in the kitchen. That’s why you need this resource! It tells you which recipes you can fit into the time you have. Even 5 minutes is enough to get started saving money!

Time is just as hard to find as money is (for most of us).  We know that putting in a little effort can save us a ton of money.  And we’d totally do it…if we could just find the time in our day!

Take cooking, for instance.  So many of the ways you can save money on food involve using your time instead of your money.  Make ahead recipes, meal planning, couponing, and making grocery lists are fantastic ways to cut way back on your grocery budget.

So how can you find time for those things in your crazy day?

Today we’re going to grab some fantastic make ahead recipes.  That sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.

You’ll save a bundle on your grocery bill by making a few things from scratch at home.  There are even some ideas that will only take you 5 minutes to throw together!

(more…)

Grocery Shopping on a Budget: How To Save The Most

Grocery Shopping on a Budget: How To Save The Most

Grocery shopping on a budget feels restricting sometimes. But you can feed your family well using less money than you think. Here’s how.

Once, I was challenged to feed my family on “just” $5 per person per day.  When I did the math, my mouth dropped.  For a family of 7, that amounts to $245 per week.

Now, I try to spend $300 or less when I shop for groceries every 2 weeks.  So for me, feeding my family at $5 per person per day wouldn’t be a challenge.  Shoot, we could have steak on that budget!

(more…)

The Free Checklist to Kickstart Your Savings Account!

When you join the Medium Sized Family community, you'll learn how to save more (even when life happens).  You'll also get the free guide with simple tips you can use THIS WEEK to start boosing your savings account!

So happy to have you in our community! Now check your inbox! :)