SHOP For Real Food & SAVE More Money!

With the cost of food forever on the rise, we need to be more consistent with our planning and purchasing.  Here are some tips to help you plan ahead and spend less on groceries. You may also find that using a meal plan and prepping ahead are a great help to saving both time and … Read more

FREE Freezer Meal Workshop February 2020

Last month we started a Monthly Freezer Meals Workshop, offered here for Free. Recipes, Shopping List and Live Video (on our Facebook page) One of the ways I like to stay on track with family meals, instead of eating out or making completely unhealthy choices, is by preparing Freezer Meals. By creating a monthly freezer meal workshop, we are not prepping EVERY meal for the month, but we are starting a prepped meal stock in our freezer. We invite you to join in and prep along with us or do it at a later date.

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Free Freezer Meal Workshop January 2020

New Year! It’s time for a new homecooked meal strategy (or implementing one I know has worked for us in the past!). One of the ways I like to stay on track with family meals, instead of eating out or making completely unhealthy choices, is by preparing Freezer Meals. By creating a monthly freezer meal workshop, we are not prepping EVERY meal for the month, but we are starting a prepped meal stock in our freezer. We invite you to join in and prep along with us or do it at a later date. 

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40+ Family Meal Plans for $25

In September of 2017, the first $25 Meal Plan was posted here on the blog. Today we have compiled them all into one list with the meals listed next to the dates, allowing you the opportunity to go back through and use them to plan your meals now based on current prices and sales.

Check all of the past meal plans for only $25 or less!

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Frugal Family Meal Plan – 7 day plan

Inside: 7 day Family Meal Plan based on the Atlantic Canadian Sales Flyer for most major retailers.

We asked on our Facebook page last week if you want a $25 menu with 5 supper meals, or a 7 day menu with Suppers and ideas for lunch and breakfast as well. So here we go, our first 7 day meal plan based on the current sales in Atlantic Canada. 

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Frugal Meal Plan Sept 20 – Family Meals On A Budget

What’s for supper this week?

How about 5 supper meals for a family of 4 for under around $25? That is my goal when creating these meals plans each week. The goal is to inspire you to find frugal and filling options for your family. You may spend a little more or a little less, but these are guidelines and inspiration for a frugal family meal plan.

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Food Safety During A Power Outage

Inside: Tips and guidelines for how to preserve food during a power outage. How long is food good? What do you keep and what to throw out? and more.

Whether it’s a hurricane, snowstorm, planned outage or a freak accident, we all will experience a power outage from time to time. We are sharing some tips and guidelines today for Food Safety During A Power Outage.

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Garlic Marinated Pork Roast or Chops – Freezer Friendly

 

Prepping freezer meals is such a time saver and in the summer it is life-changing. In the summer months, we tend to get off schedule more with fewer routines in place, and that is when popping into the grocery store or fast-food restaurant happens. If you take a little time once a month, to prep 15-20 freezer meals, you can not only save time but also money!

Most of the freezer meals we prep for the summer are either slow cooker/instant pot friendly or BBQ friendly. This pork recipe is super easy and can be prepared in the Instant Pot / Slow cooker if a roast, or on the BBQ as well, if chops.

Some other freezer meal favourites of ours are:

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Chicken & Bacon Chowder – Keto / Low Carb Freezer Meal

Chicken & Bacon Chowder – Keto / Low Carb Freezer Meal

Prepping meals, especially freezer meals, keeps me on track with eating home-cooked meals and meals that fit our lifestyle. No running to the frozen food at the grocery store to pick up a pizza, or grabbing fast food. 

This recipe is a slow cooker recipe, it could be done in the instant pot for 15 min if you forgot to take it out of the freezer, but I prefer it in the slow cooker. Stir is well to combine if doing in an instant pot.

In this video, I prepped this recipe for Chicken & Bacon Chowder, as well as an easy taco bake.

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