Cook with Dry Beans: Simple White Bean Chili

Cook with Dry Beans: Simple White Bean Chili

  Learn to cook dry beans! White Bean Chili is comforting, inexpensive, simple, and full of real food. Instructions for Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, and Stovetop included. Add chicken to make white chicken chili, and the recipe includes gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and freezer storing tips! […]

Preparing for week 1 of Real Food Cheap

Preparing for week 1 of Real Food Cheap

Can a family of 5 big eaters eat real food for $90/week? This is our first week of #RealFoodCheap and how we prepared for it. Learn how to eat real food cheap!     This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if […]

$90 Real Food Grocery Budget for a Family of 5

$90 Real Food Grocery Budget for a Family of 5

  Can a family of 5 big eaters eat real food for $90/week? If you are passionate about healthy eating but need to save serious money, this series is for you. Learn how to eat real food cheap!     This post contains affiliate links, […]

Does Costco Save You Money on Real Food?

Does Costco Save You Money on Real Food?

  The past two months, my family conducted an experiment. Could our family of 5 really save money and eat healthy at Costco? Could we keep our food stamp budget and eat even more organic, non-GMO, whole grains, and plenty of fresh produce? Here is what […]

The 20 Ingredients You Need to Cook Simple, Healthy Meals

The 20 Ingredients You Need to Cook Simple, Healthy Meals

With a few basic ingredients, you can create a huge variety of meals that feed your family well. Here is the list we created during our broke years. When Chris and I created our first “now we’re married” budget, we had $25 a week for food. […]

How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

How to Cook A Whole Chicken in Under One Hour

  Let’s make dinner! Does cooking a whole chicken intimidate you? Or do you want to cook one, but you don’t have time to roast it for 2 hours? Also, let’s agree that slow cooker (and Instant Pot) chicken is great, but never tastes as […]