A common conundrum for the foodie on a tight budget is the issue of health vs. cost. Sure, free-range, organic chicken breasts are better for you (and tastier) than hot dogs, but money is tight and that ish is expensive.
I don't like to play that game though. For my money, I'll take real, high-quality, inexpensive protein that is versatile, easy to find, and delicious. Enter the incredible, edible (yeah, I went there) egg.
Perhaps best known for their presence in all things breakfast, eggs are actually ideal for meals spanning the day. And for between $2.50 and $4.50 for 12 of them, they're a heck of a deal. By making eggs the star of plate, you'll find that you can indeed afford nutritious, protein-packed meals that satisfy your palate and keep you full for hours. Read on for 10 affordable and sexy egg-based meal ideas:
By Gabi.MoskowitzGuest Blogger
at 9:00AM, 3 weeks ago |
Money Saving Tips
Americans are drinking more wine than ever before. Between the multitudes of studies linking a daily glass of wine with good heart health and the sheer enjoyment of sipping a nice glass of vino with a delicious meal, this is a good time to get into the grape scene. Even better, the influx of young adults who are getting into wine is leading winemakers to make consumption and enjoyment accessible to people with all budgets.
If you are the one that has been designated to prepare Thanksgiving dinner, you will want to know about this time saving tip.
One of the best ways to streamline Thanksgiving dinner preparations and save yourself some time is taking advantage of any recipes that can be made in slow cookers.
The small kitchen appliance is useful in so many ways. They keep dishes warm, free-up valuable stove and oven space for those dishes that cannot be cooked ahead of time or in a slow cooker and they help keep the house from getting too hot.
I also use a roaster to cook our turkey for these same reasons. I can use the oven to bake all kinds of delicious desserts without worrying about how to cook everything using just my oven.
Here are some Top Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Dishes:
It can be a great time when the kids go back to school. The kids are excited to see their friends and teachers again, and the learning begins anew! But it sure can be work to get the kids out the door some mornings, right? Life just seems to be hectic, and the energy it takes to keep track of everyone's schedules can just go out the window sometimes.
One of the things that we can do to keep things simpler is to plan ahead and have some easy breakfast ideas that the kids will love. It's so easy to fall back onto the staple that is a bowl of cereal, but there are some fun alternatives that can be easy to make.
Here are a couple of things I like to keep on hand for easy and quick breakfasts:
Whole grain muffins
Bread for Toast with Jelly
Once you have those staples, it's fun to mix things up with a few easy creative ideas. Here are five different breakfast ideas for back to school:
1. Need something quick to grab? Flash freeze pancakes to have them on hand regularly every morning. See a list of other breakfast ideas that you can freeze for back to school here.
2. Fun and easy breakfast skewers are a creative way to serve up some eggs and fruit for breakfast!
Believe it or not, it's actually been a slow week for
freebies. There is a great offer if you're a bride-to-be. You can
get yourself a key chain with your new name engraved in it for
free. Just make sure you follow their instructions on how to get it
and claim it this weekend.
You can get 3 free boxes of Monkey Bars and Lysol Touch of Foam
this week if you live in specific areas of the country. Eventually
they will it open up to everyone, but for now you have to enter
your zip code to see if you qualify.
Sign the kids up to get their own freebies too. Join Geoffrey's
Birthday Club so they can get some birthday freebies. You will
definitely want to print out some Ratatouille activity pages from
Disney for a rainy day. The kids can also get a reminder call from
Mike or Sully (Monster's University) reminding them to take a potty
By Jackie.SimioneGuest Blogger
at 6:00AM, 10 months ago |
Spring is quickly approaching and the need to freshen up your
weekly dinner recipes may be part of your "spring cleaning. The
"what are we having for dinner" moment can be a source of dread and
frustration for many people. As a mom of four kids who are
extremely active in everything, I feel your pain.
Here are some of my favorite meal planning tips to help you save
both time and money:
Gather 15-20 family favorite meals
Sit down with your family and ask them what their favorite meals
are. You may be surprised by some of the meals they love or some
that just don't appeal to their taste buds. The last thing you want
to do is waste time and money by preparing meals that your family