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August 2017 Monthly Meal Plan & Grocery Haul – 20 Easy Grilling Recipes

Dang! When it’s cookin’ outside there is no way I want to be cooking inside! Which is why in this month’s recipe roundup I am featuring as many easy grilling recipes as I can that can be cooked outside.

The house we are currently renting (read about our journey to buying our first house here) has no AC, which leaves the inside temp usually hovering around 90 degrees.

Hence, all the grilling recipes I have rounded up for you this month!

Finding cheap dinner recipes that your entire family will love doesn’t have to be a challenge. Here is a FREE PRINTABLE MEAL PLAN full of 20 cheap easy grilling recipes for picky eaters! Plus, each of these easy grilling recipes can be prepped and served in 30 minutes or less! Continue Reading →

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April 2017 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul for under $300

When it comes to meal planning I have only one goal in mind, keep the entire month of eating for our family of five under $400!

THE only objective and I easily make it work every single month.

Take a look for yourself! I’m sharing with you exactly what our family will be eating this month in our monthly meal plan and also giving you the exact penny amount we spent on groceries for the entire month!

Wondering how to save money on groceries? This FREE PRINTABLE meal plan is going to show you how to cut your spending and save the most money possible this month on your groceries. If you stick to this monthly meal plan on a budget you can instantly cut your grocery bill to under $400 this month! Continue Reading →

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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 →