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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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Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Christmas Breakfast Ideas

A glowing Christmas tree adorned with ornaments. The satisfying sound of wrapping paper ripped from Christmas packages. Delighted laughter as ...

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Delicious Holiday Desserts & the Perfect Gift

Hi Friends! We're halfway into December; where did the time go?! Holiday events crowd our schedules. Weekends this month bulge ...

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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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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

Simplify and Save

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Simplify and save. Downsize. Eliminate. Words that seem to pop up frequently in the media as a new year begins. But how do they relate to our weekly menu planning and grocery shopping? Easily. Clutter, excess, and waste can happen anywhere—including the kitchen. How often do you open your fridge and find brown or wilted vegetables that should have been incorporated into a stir-fry…but you forgot to add that meal to the menu? Or maybe you find moldy ricotta cheese that you intended to use in a lasagna…but lasagna noodles didn’t quite make it on to your list, or you discover [&hellip

3 Day Flash Sale & Instant Pot Giveaway!

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Karee

What’s more fun than getting in on a flash sale that helps you save money on groceries all year long? Throwing in an Instant Pot Giveaway at the same time, of course! With the crazy, hustle-bustle of the holiday season safely behind us, many of us are craving the orderliness and routine that January brings. Tops on the list for many people is to focus on both their health and their budget. (Could have something to do with too many Christmas goodies and a whole lot of holiday shopping!) That’s where we come in. Build a Menu makes it ridiculously [&hellip

Budget-friendly, THM-friendly Menu Planning

Posted on January 3, 2017 by Marla Schultz

It’s 2017. You’ve created your list of goals and you’re planning to change your way of eating. A new, healthier version of you is in your future. Maybe you’ve heard about the Trim Healthy Mama way of eating and decided, “That’s it!” That’s the plan that will work for me!” You commit to make this the year of budget-friendly, THM-friendly menu planning. You’ve decided that on New Year’s Eve next year, when you ring in 2018, you’re going to feel better, have more energy, and be thinner. And then the doubts come. “Can I afford to do this? How can I plan [&hellip

Goals for 2017: Save Money and Get Healthy

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Marla Schultz

The end of the year is just a few days away and many of us are pondering New Year’s resolutions, setting goals, and making plans for 2017. For many of us, these goals center around our finances. Maybe its purchasing a home for the first time, or adding on to the one we already own. Perhaps it’s going on a dream family vacation, or increasing our savings or emergency funds. Other goals and resolutions frequently revolve around our health, with weight loss making the list year after year. Good news! Build a Menu can help you realize both of these goals. It [&hellip