This Week's Meal Plan

During the fall session of Fit4Mom’s Body Back, the instructor often asked us to post our weekly meal plans to the group’s Facebook page on Sundays. This forced me to think about what I was going to cook, as well as find (or just remember) easy meals I could make. I even dusted off the slow cooker....more

DIY Meal Planning Board

I love to cook. Really. I love picking out fresh ingredients, chopping and preparing them, making my house smell warm and savory. I love all that....more

How To: Meal Plan

I don't know about you, but getting in the kitchen after a long day of work just doesn't appeal to me.  It used to not bother me at all, but recently, I just can't seem to find the motivation to want to cook dinner.  I will go and buy everything at the grocery store that I need.  But I can't get myself to actually cook the food. ...more
Hi, I just shared my meal planner for six hectic days of the week. You can have a look at them ...more

Beginner's Guide to Meal Planning

I get asked about meal planning a lot. I get asked about if it is easy, if it saves me money, if it saves me stress. Yes, yes, and yes. Meal planning is one of those skills that I am confident I rock at. ...more

Stocking your Fridge

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Great advice... although we do very little of it. lol And thank you for the reminder that I ...more

How to make home cooking part of your lifestyle

If you’ve had a chance to visit my healthy cooking page, you’ll know that I’m an advocate for home cooking.  Making an effort to cook more food at home might sound like a chore, but it really is one of the simplest, most straightforward ways you can eat more healthfully....more

Meal Planning: Don't Have One? Give Our Way a Try!

We've tried various types of meal planning and shopping trips throughout our marriage, and we've found a favorite: The Once a month meal plan, Once a month shopping. ...more

Sloppy Joe Casserole

I absolutely love finding ways to repurpose leftovers. While I'm not someone who really minds eating the same meal again (it's my favorite lunch!), I do like to find ways to mix it up a bit. ...more

The 5 Rules for Meal Planning Like a Boss*

Julia Costa, New York City  I have a sad story to share. The year was 2011 and I had recently moved to New York City. I was working like a crazy person in a job I loved and moonlighting as a weekend nanny yet I would cringe whenever the end of the month rolled around. I remember combing through my bill one month and thinking it read like a broken record: Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Chipotle, Cafe Metro, Hale & Hearty, Tasti-D-Lite. Rinse and repeat. "Can a person go broke spending $10 at a time?" I wondered....more

Favorite Winter Meals

Winter is feeling especially rough this year. After a few mild winters here in the midwest, I had been lulled into thinking winter wasn’t really that bad. Then this winter came in like a steamroller to remind that winter is, indeed, that bad. I’ve had a definite case of the winter blues, with the sleepiness, melancholy, and general lack of motivation that goes along with seasonal sadness....more