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Meal Boredom Busting

Do you ever get into a rut and find yourself making the same thing for dinner almost every week? Tacos. ...

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Goals for 2017: Save Money and Get Healthy

The end of the year is just a few days away and many of us are pondering New Year’s resolutions, ...

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Curb Side Grocery Pick Up. Is it worth it?

If you haven’t heard of it yet, you will soon. Many of the larger grocery stores are now offering this ...

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Free Budget Friendly Menu

We hear it all the time. Families are looking for a way to keep grocery expenses down, but schedules are ...

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Super Simple Snickerdoodles

Not only are these Super Simple Snickerdoodles yummy, but they are, well, super simple.  These can be whipped up with ...

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How to Feed a Family of 8 on $800 a Month

Posted on February 21, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Did you know, according to the USDA, a family of eight on the thrifty plan spends an average of $269 a week? * Using the moderate plan, they could spend approximately $369 a week.* That’s, approximately, $38 to $53 a day. $1140 to $1593 a month–wow! Despite the word “thrifty” being used for the lowest amount listed, it’s possible to spend less and still be eating filling, delicious food. In fact, $800 a month—that’s just $30 a day—isn’t an impossibility. It’s actually quite do-able! So how do you perform this amazing feat and feed a family of 8 on $800 month? [&hellip

Meal Planning for Couples

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Meal planning and budgeting as a couple? “Why?” You ask. “It’s much easier to grab fast food, dine out, or just buy a day’s worth of food at the local grocery store. After all, there are only two of us right?” That’s one way to look at it and, perhaps, you’re content with the amount of money you’re currently spending on food. After all, dining out is nice. Meal Planning for Couples But maybe you’re wanting to stash some money away in savings. Or you’re wanting to buy a new car…or house…or maybe you’d like to finally get that student [&hellip

Meal Boredom Busting

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Do you ever get into a rut and find yourself making the same thing for dinner almost every week? Tacos. Spaghetti. Hamburger Stroganoff. Pizza. Mac and Cheese? The cycle repeats itself over and over. Food boredom sets in and you find yourself grabbing a meal—or two or three—at a restaurant, and your grocery budget is blown apart. It may taste good momentarily, but in the back of your head there’s a little voice whispering, “You could have used that money for something else. $50 down the drain—again!” Meal Boredom Busting One of the benefits of using Build A Menu is…it’s [&hellip

Cozy Vegetarian Meals for Chilly Weather

Posted on January 31, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Blustery winter weather and freezing temperatures lure us to the kitchen to fix a hot drink or whip up a cozy meal. Creamy chowders, thick chili, hearty soups, and savory casseroles—all comfort foods of the season—beg to be served. And you want to comply. Desperately. But then you think of your New Year’s Resolution to get healthier and lower your blood pressure. You’ve decided to go vegetarian to launch you on your journey to health, but the thought of all those creamy, thick, hearty meals and the effect on your body causes you to think twice about making that chicken [&hellip

Allergy Friendly Meal Planning Made Easy

Posted on January 17, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Did you know that, according to researchers*, more than 15 million Americans suffer from food allergies? One out of every 13 children under the age of 18 are part of these statistics. Wow! The odds are that someone in your family is a part of this 15 million and, possibly, more than just one of your immediate family members. In addition, if more than one of your family members are affected, they may not have the same allergies. This can make preparing foods challenging, time consuming, and expensive!  Allergy Friendly Meal Planning Made Easy Maybe you are at the point that you [&hellip