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Coming up with dinner ideas at the end of my busy days is absolutely soul-crushing sometimes.  I generally like to meal plan once a week, but finding the time just to do that can be a hassle.  Let's face it, there are a ton of meal planning tools out there, but my favorite is Emeals. The best part about Emeals Meal Planning is that there is a plan to fit nearly every lifestyle. I've personally used the Clean Eating Plan, the Paleo plan, and the … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday: Week three of Once A Month Menu

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I'm starting the third week of my once a month menu planning and grocery shopping today. Some things are going great, but there are still some definite tweaks that need to be made. Here's what's working: I never have to worry about what's for dinner. Just look at tonight's meal plan in the morning, take out/prep as needed, and we're good to go! Fewer trips to the market to pick up things we've run out of. It's heavenly having a fully … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday and Easy Summer Meals

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You may have noticed that since the summer officially started, I haven't been posting menu plans as much. I'm still doing a rough plan (using my printable planners) but they're much more flexible, and based a lot on what meat is on clearance at Wegmans with a coupon and what we get in our CSA basket. But most meals involve some combination of the following: Grilled meat -- chicken, poultry sausage, or burgers with our local organic … [Read more...]

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Menu Plan Monday!

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I  am hoping for the weather to be nicer this week because I have a lot of grilling planned! I have found lots of sales lately at Wegmans on their prepared sliders and seasoned poultry sausage, so we're having a lot of that this week.  Hopefully the rain will hold off! Monday:  Goulash (I know it's not grilled but I have some ground beef that needs to be cooked tomorrow and we haven't had goulash in a while.) Tuesday: Applegate Farms … [Read more...]

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Menu Plan Monday!

Menu PLan Monday

We have a super-busy week coming up, so I'm planning easy, warm-weather, no-brainer  meals. You'll notice we're doing a lot of grilled meals -- it's the easiest, most delicious thing in the warm weather. I buy chicken in bulk and freeze it with marinade on it.  It comes off the grill succulent and delicious! Don't forget to print out (and pin!) my printable meal planner. Monday: Hungarian Goulash with homemade rolls Tuesday: Grilled … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday!

Weekly Meal Planner by Mindfully Frugal Mom-1

I had a great trip to the Public Market on Saturday, so I'm planning most of my meals around that. Don't forget to get your FREE printable Meal Planner (pictured above)! Monday: Veggie Meatloaf w/ homemade rolls Tuesday: Grilled Chicken with avocado salad and quinoa Wednesday: Beef with Broccoli Stir Fry and sticky rice Thursday: Grilled chicken with green beans Friday: Applegate Farms hot dogs and Cascadian Farms Tater Tots with carrot and … [Read more...]

Meal Planning 101 – Step Two: How to Save Money on Pantry Staples

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Meal planning saves money and time. One of my key strategies is to "shop your pantry" for meal ideas. But in order for it to work, you have to have a moderate supply of pantry staples built up. Pantry staples are basic, whole food items that cold be included in a variety of meals. Pantry Staples can also be bought in bulk to save money. You can download this free, printable list of what I consider to be essential staples to have on hand all … [Read more...]

Meal Planning 101: Part 1 – Why Even Try?

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Nothing -- but nothing -- is more infuriating to me than hearing this question from my husband, usually around 4:30 pm: "So, what are you thinking about for dinner?" Just So.Many.Levels. of wrong. Of course, I generally retort, "I don't know, what are you making." But that's probably not the best thing to say. :) In all seriousness, aside from making your evenings free of marital discord, meal planning is the Number One tip I give people … [Read more...]

Meal Plan Monday!

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Welcome back to Meal Plan Monday! I'm working on a series to help you save money, save time, and eat more healthfully by planning your weekly menus. The great thing about this week's menu is that, aside from the chicken and Applegate Farms hot dogs, everything I need for these meals is something I already have in my pantry! So I figured I better get back on track myself! Here are our dinners for the week: Monday: Chicken Sausage & … [Read more...]

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  I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for meal planning help. Food on the Table is an awesome meal planning service helps you to find thousands of easy, healthy recipes; save money by knowing the items that are on sale; and  simplify your shopping experience with a well organized grocery list. For a limited time, you can sign up for an unlimited lifetime membership -- completely FREE!  Normally, you are only allowed 3 … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday — 1/30

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Phew. Last week was a complete whirlwind, and all my menu plans (as well as most of my other plans) were pretty much thrown aside. I'm hoping to have a little less going on next week! Here's the plan: Monday: Moroccan Chicken with Spinach & Couscous Tuesday: Chicken Chili (recipe to come!) Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie from this month's Real Simple Thursday: Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry with Rice Friday: Breakfast for … [Read more...]