Meal Planning

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12 Staple Pantry Items I ALWAYS Keep on Hand for Quick, Simple Meals

My meal planning comes in waves.┬áSometimes I am good at sitting down and deciding what I want to make. Other times we just throw meals together based on what we have on hand. If it weren’t for keeping these “staple pantry items” on hand, we would probably eat out more or starve…Now, some of these aren’t actual “pantry” items. They are just items to keep on hand either in pantry, fridge or freezer. Staple Pantry …

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How I Finally Started Meal Planning and Quit Buying Fast Food(Mostly)

Before I started meal planning, we spent $100 dollars a month or more on fast food. We still spent quite a bit on regular groceries too. Since we are trying hard to pay off our student loan debt we needed to stick to a better food budget. I knew that the best way to do this was to start meal planning better. Here are some steps I took to get motivated and organized for meal …

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