Here we are, five days into the new year. How are your resolutions or goals going so far?
Still trying to save money, eat healthier and be more organized?
I think the Ultimate Healthy Meal Planning Bundle is a tool that will help you knock out all three resolutions :-).
I’m especially loving the Instant Pot and Slow Cooker ebooks. Since I’ve recently gotten over my fear of blowing the house up with my Instant Pot, many of the recipes have been added to my menu plan! The bundle just has so many great nuggets. Everything from Budget meals to freezer cooking to gluten-free to vegan. I’ll be referencing this all the time if the last week since I’ve purchased it is any indication.
But the sale ends tonight…
The beauty of this bundle is that you can choose the mini-bundle of meal plans and recipes that matches the way your family eats.
-OR- you can get the best value by picking up the entire bundle of ALL the meal plans and recipes for just $20 more (a discount of 96%!!!).
But don’t take too long to decide. Check it out here. This massive discount expires at midnight tonight!
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Want to see your favorite food bloggers in action in their own kitchens? (I know, me too!)
I’m so excited to tell you that you have a chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek into the kitchens and brilliant meal-planning minds of some top-tier food and health bloggers.
Tomorrow (January 3, 2018), you can join me for a Meal-Plan-Along where we’ll be invited into the kitchens of bloggers like:
- Wardee Harmon of Traditional Cooking School who will spill her time-saving secrets for using the slow cooker and pressure cooker to meal plan.
- Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship who will talk about how meal planning can reduce your stress.
- Kresha Faber of Nourishing Joy who will share meal planning techniques for beginners.
- Susan Heid of The Confident Mom who will dish out tips for meal planning on a budget.
- Elise New of Frugal Farm Wife who will offer ideas for crafting a meal plan that’s allergy-friendly.
To spend 30 minutes with each blogger and get their best meal planning tips, just sign up for the FREE simulcast here.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. If you’re unable to join the live simulcast, there will be an encore presentation on Thursday, January 4 at 10am ET! Register for the encore here.
Kelly from New Leaf Wellness has put together a list of 12 Healthy Freezer Crockpot Meals to Make in December! Her free download includes 13 printable recipes, a printable shopping list and a meal planning calendar.
Kelly from New Leaf Wellness put together a list of 31 Keto Crockpot Freezer Meals. Her free download includes 10 printable recipes and a printable shopping list.
Free printable weekly Meal Planners
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of meal planning (and think you should be too 😉 ). It puts deciding what to cook on autopilot all week long. No more last minute trips through the drive thru or slapping together a so-so meal that everyone will complain about anyways.
Jotting down your list of meals in a plain notebook or a scrap of paper is great, but did you know you can totally up your meal planning game? How? Well, with these 7 free printable weekly meal planners that will knock your socks off. I found some pretty amazing printables! All different kinds so there should be something to suit your specific needs.
Check them out and let me know which one is your favourite.
Free Printable Menu Planner
From Little Coconutty.
This one is great because it offers spaces for planning breakfast, lunch and dinner. Plus, there’s a spot to jot down your shopping list.
Sticky Note Meal Planner
From Planning Inspired
I love this one! The sticky notes make it so flexible and fun! Don’t want meatloaf on Thursday? Switch it with the Tacos!
Weekly Menu Planner
From Miss Information
I like this one for its simplicity. It would be great up on the fridge! It even includes a separate shopping list that would be helpful.
Weekly an Monthly Menu Planners
From I Heart Nap Time
I love the colours on this menu planner. Tons of room to plan each meal of the day. I even love that there’s a monthly menu planner included!
Coloring Weekly Menu Planner
From Artsy Fartsy Mama
Maybe meal planning is cathartic to you? Spend some extra time each week planning and coloring with this printable!
Laminated Meal Planner
From Where the Smiles Have Been
Now, this is a great idea! Use a dry erase marker to write out your menu for the whole week with this planner. Then, once the week is over, wipe it clear and start fresh for next week.
Visual Meal Planner
From Pennies and Pounds
I’m liking this unique twist on the usual weekly planner. It’s a visual planner that allows you to plan the main dish and side dishes. Neat!
Whether you’re new to meal planning or you’re just wanting to liven up the way you’re doing it, any one of these free printable meal planners will do the job perfectly.
Let me know what you think of these great meal planners!
Find this great menu planner pad made by Knock Knock over at Amazon.ca.
As the saying goes, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. So while this is true, it can also be the least expensive and easiest meal to make of the day. With using items like sausage, veggies, eggs, and other ingredients that are easily accessible, you can easily make breakfast for the whole family for under $5.
Here are my favourite Healthy Breakfast Ideas for under $5:
- Greek Yogurt and Fruit – You can usually pick up a tub of Greek Yogurt for under $4. Use some frozen fruit and maple syrup for a topping and you have a delicious breakfast.
- French Toast – One of my family’s favorite meals is French toast… for breakfast or dinner ;). For some reason, we can’t get enough of it. I don’t mind because using whole wheat, I can make the French toast semi-healthy! We add fruit topping or peanut butter instead of real maple syrup sometimes.
- Banana with Peanut Butter – Is there anything more delicious than bananas and peanut butter? I think not! It also makes for a very filling breakfast for little ones. If your child doesn’t like bananas, try cutting up an apple for them. Delicious, healthy, and simple!
- Breakfast burritos – Using low carb or whole wheat tortillas, mix up eggs, salsa, and cheese to make a yummy breakfast concoction.
- Oatmeal – The lovely thing about oatmeal is that you can make it simple and healthy. Oatmeal is cheap and can feed a lot of people at one time. I’ve got three great recipes for oatmeal: Overnight Refrigerator Oatmeal, Chunky Monkey Oatmeal or Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packets.
- Fruit salad – One of my favorite healthy meals for under $5 is taking all the leftover fruit in the fridge and mixing it together to create a fruit salad. Sometimes I add a bit of yogurt on top. Yum!
- Veggie omelet – A dozen eggs can be bought for a little over $2. Make a yummy veggie omelet to feed your family a healthy meal for under $5.
- Sausage and Eggs – Keep breakfast simple by making sausage and eggs for your breakfast of choice. My family never complains about this meal.
- Homemade banana muffins – If you have old bananas in your possession, make some muffins out of them. A simple breakfast that will save you money! These are my most favourite Banana Chocolate Chip muffins.
These 9 healthy breakfast ideas for under $5 will help you stay on budget and keep you feeling great all day long. It’s easy to swing through the drive thru and get caught up in a $20 breakfast for the family. But instead, it’s just as easy to make your own breakfast at home for $5 (and stay in your pajamas!).
What healthy breakfast ideas do you have for under $5?