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!
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!
December is a super busy time of year for most of us. So let me help you with that meal plan!
Here you’ll get menu planning tips for all of your breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks for two weeks! I try to stick with things that are in season and on sale this time of year.
I know it’s December, but you should probably still do a meal plan. Maybe more than any other time! After all, who wants to figure out what to eat in the midst of shopping and wrapping?
An easy meal plan will stop you from having pizza and Christmas cookies for every meal this month.
Let me help you get that plan pulled together. After all, we Moms need all the help we can get!
Do you want an apple cinnamon french toast casserole that isn’t too eggy and won’t make you wait until tomorrow? This recipe perfectly starts your day!
Apples bring us together. People have their favorite foods, sure. But there aren’t too many people that don’t love a good apple recipe.
What’s not to love? The scent of apples baking can take you right back to your favorite, most cozy memories.
This recipe is amazing, because it’s simple…but oh, so good! You’ll hate waiting while it bakes. But don’t worry. It’s worth the wait!
With the right recipes for make ahead cold lunches, you’ll save a ton of cash without using up too much of your time. These recipes are perfect!
The kids are on their way out the door when you remember, again, that you didn’t get their lunches packed.
You make a mental note to check their school accounts to make sure they have enough money to buy instead.
(That’s more money down the drain.)
As you hustle through your day, you suddenly realize that it’s 1:30 and you haven’t had one break to eat anything.
So, yet again, you find yourself hitting the drive thru or cafeteria.
(It’s a little embarrassing that the guy at the counter knows you as the one who always gets a number 2 with a sweet tea, hold the tomato. But…uh, at least you’re making friends??)
The problem is that getting lunch together every day is hard!
You have to find the time to pack something.
Then you have to remember to have food on hand.
And frankly, you’re all tired of the sandwich routine.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had lunch ready to go?
Well, maybe the right list of make ahead cold lunches would do the trick.