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March 2017 Monthly Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

How much money do you think meal planning could save your family each month? If you have no idea, use my example of a gauge. 

After our family started meal planning, we were able to lower our food spending by over $300 a month. BUT we were already living pretty frugally! We didn’t eat out that much and we didn’t buy extravagant ingredients to cook at home. Also, we have never drank alcohol or coffee. 

If your family falls into any of those habits, think of how much MORE money you could be savings. Even if you save a minimum of $300 each month, that will save you $3,600 a year! That is huge!

A Healthy Meal Plan that includes FREE PRINTABLES with every recipe you need for an entire month! Not only is this meal plan full of healthy and easy recipes, all these healthy recipes can be made on a $400 monthly grocery budget. Continue Reading →

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5 Tips for Feeding Friends Frugally

Isn’t it such a disappointment when your budget holds you back from doing fun things with your friends and family? Have you ever hesitated inviting your friends or family to stay at your house because there wasn’t any room in your budget to feed the extra mouths?

Well, there really isn’t any reason that this should happen! After you read these five tips for feeding friends frugally you won’t ever pause again when inviting guests over!

This super quick and healthy taco dinner is the perfect recipe to feed a crowd. You don’t want leave out the lite chipotle taco sauce to give your taco recipe the spice it needs to temp all your friends! Continue Reading →

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February 2017 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

If you are stuck wondering how in the world can you cut spending, I can almost guarantee that you find some major savings when you take a good look at your food spending.

That includes your eating out but also your grocery spending! Are you making multiple trips to the grocery store each week?

Every time you forget an ingredient or decide on dinner last minute, every time you make an extra trip to the grocery store, you are going to be spending more money than you would have if you made a meal plan.

You can choose to either download the FREE PRINTABLE meal plan full of recipes to last you an entire month for less than $300 OR print off a free printable meal planning on a budget toolkit. The free template will help you plan your meals and stay on budget! Continue Reading →

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January 2017 FREE Meal Plan & $150 Monthly Grocery Haul Breakdown

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What does it look like when a family of five eats on only $400 a month? That’s exactly what our family does! A lot of times, we don’t even use the entire months budget!

You might imagine that we eat the same boring meals month after month. Top-ramen, chicken, and grilled cheese are what you might think are our staples.

If that is what you believe it takes to make a $400 monthly grocery budget work, then you are wrong! (Not to be rude! Sorry if that’s how that came across in writing. Xoxo)

This is why I love to share our monthly meal plan and grocery haul with you. To prove that eating delicious food on a super tight budget is 100% doable!

Only $250 monthly grocery budget for a family of five! Here is a look at exactly what this family spent on groceries for an entire month, plus, how they did their meal planning on a budget. AND she shows you how to meal plan on a budget yourself using a FREE Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit Printables! Continue Reading →

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December 2016 Free Monthly Meal Plan and Grocery Haul

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The big question every mom dreads, it’s repeated ever day starting around 5:00pm. “What’s for dinner? I am starving!”

You got this mama! YOU are super mom. Because you already have your meal plan filled out and displayed up on your fridge, the stress immediately dissolves!

Meal planning is a mom’s saving grace for dinnertime and the fastest way to cut thousands of dollars a year from your spending! 

A month of meals on a budget! FREE PRINTABLES! Meal planning is the fastest way for you to save money and drastically cut your budget today! Take a look at exactly how our family of five come in under budget, all thanks to meal planning. Continue Reading →

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Meal Planning on a Budget – FREE Printable Toolkit

When you are really good friends with someone, you want to do nice things for them. Which is why… ta-da! I have put together this meal planning on a budget toolkit for you, my Pearls! 

This is the exact method our family uses for meal planning on a budget that has saved us over $6,000 this last year! That is based off of an already frugal lifestyle. If your family is in the beginning stages of cutting your expenses, I am sure you will be able to save even more money then we have!

Stay on budget and organized with this FREE PRINTABLE Meal Planning on a Budget Toolkit. Easily save over $500 this month by using this step-by-step guide on how to meal plan on a budget. This is the exact system our family of five uses to save thousands of dollars each year, simply through meal planning!
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How to Save Money on Your Holiday Groceries

That first time you open your bank statement in the New Year and realize you really went overboard on your spending… That pit in your stomach with the thought, “What was I thinking? What is wrong with me? Don’t I have any self-control?”

Parties, gifts, travel, cooking and baking, are some of the highlights of the holiday season! Every single time you swipe that card this season, it adds up. Real quick!

That’s why finding easy ways to cut your spending should be at the top of your priority list right now! 

Make sure you are saving the most money you can with a quick look at this Price List. PLUS, QUICK ways to save money for Christmas this year, here are 3 Simple Tips on how to save money on your holiday groceries. Learn how to save money now so you can spend it the way you want to this Christmas! Continue Reading →

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The Simple Guide to Healthy Eating When You’re Broke

You’re trying your best to eat healthy but your dang bank account keeps getting in the way! 

There is a rumor going around. I have heard it from many different sources. You know, it’s just to dang expensive to eat healthy!

Don’t fall for it!

I’m going to break it down for you and share some quick tips that you can use on your next shopping trip to help you eat healthy even if you are broke!

If you are trying to eat healthy but your wallet seems to be getting in the way, this is the guide for you! VIDEO tutorial actually walking you through a grocery store sharing easy tips you can use next time you go grocery shopping to save you money while eating healthy on a budget! Continue Reading →