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Can You Afford to NOT Plan Your Weekly Menu?

Your life is busy. Super busy. And probably the last thing you want to do at the end of a ...

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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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Get Your Free Budget Friendly Menu Plan and Shopping List

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

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Planning Healthy Lunches

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Lunches can be challenging to plan—especially if you’ve recently changed your way of eating—and a lack of preparation can cause you to start sliding down that slippery slope that leads you right back to the way you were eating before. Not good. Months ago I adjusted my eating habits. I went gluten-, dairy-, and sugar-free and—wow! The difference it made was incredible. My joints felt better. My feet and legs no longer hurt. Headaches seemed to be a thing of the past. But life happens. I got busy and old habits snuck back in. Dairy crept back into my diet [&hellip

Overnight Oats: A Quick & Healthy Breakfast

Posted on September 5, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Do you need an easy, tasty, and healthy breakfast that’s ready to go as soon as you wake up? I have a suggestion for you–Swiss Muesli, also known as Overnight Oats. Overnight oats is not a new arrival to the breakfast scene. Originally called Bircher Muesli, this dish was created in the early 1900s by a Swiss physician, Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner. Unlike most people at that time who believe food should be thoroughly cooked to be healthy, the doctor held the opinion that raw foods were the healthiest food choice. His muesli contained predominantly grated apples and just a bit of liquid and oats and [&hellip

Delicious Lentils: Time and Money Saver

Posted on August 21, 2017 by Marla Schultz

With autumn right around the corner, I’m anxious to begin making soups, stews, and casseroles again. A medley of ingredients simmering together is difficult to appreciate during hot weather but, once the temperatures begin to drop, become amazing comfort foods. One of these ingredients that blends well, but doesn’t get much attention, is lentils. Delicious lentils. Are they a favorite at your house? Recently, while visiting with a neighbor across the street, the subject of cooking came up and, specifically, lentil soup. Both of our families love this dish and Betty and I discovered we both use similar ingredients. Onions, fresh garlic, [&hellip

California Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Posted on August 11, 2017 by Marla Schultz

The high temperatures of summer haven’t diminished much and turning on the oven for a lengthy amount of time still holds no appeal. At the moment, salads, sandwiches, and other fast-cooking, low heat meals are favorites, but autumn is quickly approaching and soon soups, stews, and casseroles will make their way back onto the menu. A recipe that works well for both seasons is our California Grilled Veggie Sandwich and, paired with salad and a side of fruit, it makes a fantastic, light meal. The combination of flavors—succulent freshly grilled vegetables; savory garlic; tangy cheese; and, of course, the amazing [&hellip

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Build A Menu

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Marla Schultz

Are you a Build A Menu member, or are you still pondering signing up? You might be thinking, “Do I really need this? Is it worth the money?” Or perhaps you’ve signed up, but lately you’ve been sidetracked, or it just hasn’t been on your radar to pop over and create your weekly menu. If either of these are the case, I’m here to tell you why you’ll find Build A Menu worth your time and money. Top 10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Build A Menu: 1. Inexpensive membership. You can’t beat the price and, by planning with Build A Menu, you’ll [&hellip