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POSTJan 11, 2021
Choosing foods that are healthy for the family while staying on budget may seem like a difficult combination. The good news is that a well-balanced diet that’s full of whole nutrients doesn’t have to be boring or unaffordable. Planning a menu and cooking as a family can be surprisingly cost-efficient, and it’s a great way to spend time . . .
POSTSep 16, 2020
At some point, you may have looked back at your monthly budget and noticed a huge spending black hole draining your wallet of hard-earned cash: your food budget. Most of us lead busy lives, and though we’d love daily time to cook delicious and nutritious meals, it’s just not possible. It’s true that time is . . .
POSTSep 03, 2020
According to the USDA, as of May 2019, a family of four typically spent between $567.80 and $1,296.30 on food a month. Yikes! Trying to eat healthily? Organic food costs up to 25% more than conventionally grown food. Even if you skip organic products, Harvard University says a healthy diet typically costs more than an unhealthy diet. So if you . . .
POSTJul 16, 2020
College is great, but college is also hard. And in between juggling classes, homework, projects, internships, jobs, and activities, you’re also learning to take care of yourself for the first time. Most college students are learning to do this on a serious budget, too. The stereotypes of the broke college student surviving off of packets . . .
POSTJul 08, 2020
You want to save money. You want to serve healthy, tasty, exciting meals. And you would prefer not to spend your whole life either at the grocery store or in the kitchen. It’s a familiar story: After all, most of us are juggling work, family, friends, chores, pets, and other responsibilities, along with the daily . . .
POSTJun 15, 2020
A December 2019 USDA report estimated that the cost of food prepared at home for a typical adult couple in the continental United States ranges from $89.10 for thrifty people all the way to $766.80 for more free-spending types. Does your budget cry out for you to follow the thrifty plan, but your food receipts look more . . .
POSTApr 16, 2020
With the coronavirus keeping many quarantined in an effort to practice social distancing, you may be finding it challenging to occupy your time or keep the kids busy. Whether you are looking to fight off cabin fever, get inspired to improve your home, commit to a workout habit, learn a new skill, or keep the . . .
POSTFeb 28, 2020
Throughout history, people’s diets have changed throughout the year depending on what was available and in season. The availability of refrigeration, better transportation systems, and supermarkets largely did away with seasonal eating in the 20th century. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a difference in quality in what’s available throughout the seasons. Think about the . . .
POSTNov 13, 2019
Let’s be real, no gathering is complete without food. The idea of feeding a hungry crowd by yourself is daunting, but it doesn’t have to be – insert potluck! Potlucks get everybody involved and bring a mix of unique recipes to the table. Potlucks are great for family get-togethers, football games, work gatherings, vacations with . . .
POSTJul 02, 2019
The Fourth of July is right around the corner! Get in the spirit to celebrate our freedom with these patriotic snack ideas. Have a tasty 4th of July with these red, white and blue treats! Red, White and Bark! Ingredients: White chocolate Red & blue candy Red & blue sprinkles Melt 1 pound of white . . .