6 Tips for Tidying Up Your Kitchen

  If you've tuned in to see Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, you might have had the urge to tidy up just about everything in your home. The show offers lots of great, practical tips for organizing everything from closets to drawers. Whether you're looking to tidy up now or ideas to store away for when spring cleaning hits,...

7 Tips to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Did you know that over 40% of all food grown or produced in the United States is wasted? That’s a lot of time and money going to waste! There are lots of ways we, as consumers, can help reduce food waste in the kitchen which ultimately helps our budgets and the environment too. Here are a few ideas to reduce...

5 Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

It should be no surprise that when you’re on a budget it really pays to plan your meals. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself in the store choosing convenience items or the first thing that you see which is not always the best value (or best for your body!). I’m all for saving money wherever I can, so if you’re also looking...

6 Tips for Freezer Meal Success

Filling your freezer with prepped meals is a great way to save time and money in the kitchen. When you prepare meals for the freezer it allows you to batch cook and take advantage of sales at the grocery store or wholesale clubs. Plus you won’t feel the need to get take-out as often!   Getting started is easy when...

Debunking Meal Planning Myths

As a self-taught meal planner, I first started learning about meal planning when I had a toddler and a new baby. I needed to figure out a way to prepare and serve food that was good for us but not spend a ton of time shopping or cooking it as my time was limited. I’ve shared many of my tips...

8 Tips for Eating More Salads

Eating leafy greens and vegetables can be a challenge for many families, especially those with young children who are still discovering new foods. Over the years, I have tried several different approaches and as my children have grown, their interest in trying new salad ingredients has grown too. Here are a few tips to help you get started. Prep ahead...

Easy Tips to Celebrate Earth Day At Home

April is the month we celebrate Earth Day! It's a reason to take a look at how you're doing in the kitchen when it comes to being more mindful about what we're eating, how we're getting it to the table and what happens after the meal is over. Here are a few tips to get you started: Plant a garden....

Top 5 Ideas for Your Holiday Leftovers

The holidays are a time when many people go “all out” in the kitchen and share their favorite dishes with family and friends. And while meal planning can help prevent the number of leftovers, sometimes it’s just inevitable that there will be some things leftover! Not to worry, there are many ways to reinvent those leftovers into delicious new meals...

Top 10 Meal Planning Tips for Back to School

Back to school means back to busy schedules and routines. But, it’s also a great time of year to get organized with family meal planning to save time and money. When you think about what you’re going to make, you’re more likely to make healthier choices for your family. Feeling intimidated? Here are a few tips to get you started:...

10 Frozen Fruits and Veggies to Always Have On Hand

Trying to feed our families healthy foods can seem extra challenging when time and money is limited. Keeping a supply of frozen fruits and vegetables in the freezer can help you get those extra nutrients in your menu and also save you time because they are cleaned and prepped ahead of time. You’ll save money when you shop in bulk...