How to Spend $25 on Groceries This Week

Is your wallet looking a little thin toward the end of the month? Your grocery bill can take a huge chunk out of your monthly budget, and by the end of the month, you’re ready for some magic to happen. Prepare to be amazed and see how you can spend $25 on groceries this week to feed a family of four. Grab our shopping list below and follow these six simple shopping tips that’ll keep you Read more ...

14 Ways to Save When Eating Out

It’s so nice to hang up your apron and let someone else wait on you for the night. Unfortunately, dining out can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are 15 ways to save when eating out--whether you’re stopping at a roadside diner for a pancake breakfast or enjoying a decadent date night complete with gourmet food, wine and a Broadway show. Many restaurants have kids Read more ...

How to Get Kids to Eat Healthy School Lunches

School is back in session and parents are back on lunch duty. Packing a well-balanced lunch and getting kids to actually eat their fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. Things like brown bag lunches allow you to save hundreds of dollars a year while giving you some control over what your kids eat. So here are a few ways to get kids to eat healthy school lunches that you so lovingly Read more ...

Creative Lunchbox Art Ideas for Back to School

We know it’s hard to get your kids to eat their fruits and veggies during lunchtime. And having sandwiches day after day can be boring and could possibly end up in the trash. Turn your traditional PB&J lunches into masterpieces with these creative lunchbox art ideas to keep tummies happy and healthy. Bento Box Lunch Use a few silicon baking cups and cookie cutters to create a basic Read more ...

10-Minute Meals Under $10

Getting dinner on the table seems impossible some days. You might feel a bit stretched too thin with all the errands to run, getting the kids ready and trying to fit in some alone time. But we know exactly what you need to get a family dinner together without too much hassle. Try our meal plan below that includes seven 10-minute meals under $10. Sunday Supper: Slow Cooker Pot Roast Return Read more ...

25 Creative Uses for Olive Oil

Source: Olive Oil Excellence If you haven't yet heard about all the great benefits of olive oil, then you've probably been living under a rock. Olive oil has many advantages when it comes to cooking, but there are other creative uses for olive oil outside of the kitchen. Because of its high content of polyphenols and oleic acid, extra virgin olive oil provides more benefits than you might think! 1. Read more ...

Healthy After-School Snacks for Every Day of the Week

The After-School Snack Dilemma: How to Incorporate Healthy Foods into Your Kids’ Snack Schedule One thing I have learned after more than 15 years of parenting school-age children: after-school snacks are a big deal. My three girls are in college now, but I still have a 15-year-old son at home who would snarf down a bag of Doritos and a two-liter bottle of Pepsi if I’d let him. I quickly Read more ...

Easy Back to School No Bake Cocoa Puff Bars

Let’s be straight. Going back to school can be a drag. After a whole summer of fun and freedom, your kid now has to wake up early, walk to the bus stop and hit the books. It’s not always easy being a kid, so we’ve created this fun treat to sneak into their school lunch. These easy back to school no bake cocoa puff bars are a healthy, homemade snack that’s a perfect swap for processed Read more ...