Holidays

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Frugal, Real Food Easter Baskets & Eggs

Reading Time: 4 min  When you’re trying to save money and eat healthy, holidays are a struggle. During Easter, I feel like stores throw every kind of baby animal-shaped chocolate at my face. Between that and my inexplicable love for malted milk balls in the shape of robins […]

2-Ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip

2-Ingredient Creamy Salsa Dip

Reading Time: 2 min  Possibly the easiest crowd-pleasing real food dip, creamy salsa was my mother’s go-to party snack. No fuss, no measurements, a step above plain salsa and chips, and sure to please the pickiest eaters. Want to bring something easy to the Superbowl that’s NOT loaded […]

Cheap & Simple Nachos

Cheap & Simple Nachos

Reading Time: 2 min  Did you ever have junky days, growing up? 6 days of the week, my family tried to eat fairly healthy. Sundays were junky days. Fur lunch, we made nachos. Not loaded like Pioneer Woman makes. There was no meat, no hidden veggies, nothing redeeming […]

Frugal, Real Food Super Bowl Ideas

Frugal, Real Food Super Bowl Ideas

Reading Time: 4 min  Are you the person who goes to the Super Bowl for the football or for the food? Because that’s a thing. You know which you are. If you’re the food type, you don’t even know which teams are playing until just after you arrive […]

10 Frugal, Healthy Meals for Post-Holiday

10 Frugal, Healthy Meals for Post-Holiday

Reading Time: 4 min  Every year, when we traipse to the frozen tundra that still holds most of my family captive, I tell myself something. I tell myself that staying at grandma’s house doesn’t mean I have to eat like a 5 year-old. And for the most part, […]

No Food Wasted: Homemade Frosting

No Food Wasted: Homemade Frosting

Reading Time: 3 min  Did you ever make frosted Christmas cookies? Or frosted birthday cakes? When I was growing up, buying a birthday cake from a store was out of the question. Not only were they far too expensive, but they were nothing compared to the custom confections […]