Groceries

Family of 6 Meal plan – $182/week

"It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!" Another year has come and gone so quickly. It's amazing how quickly time does go. I look back to the year and remember how I started it off going grocery shopping at $150/week for our family of 6 here in Canada!!! I started in November 2018 and ended it all around March 2019. Why did I stop trying to grocery shop at that budget? Simple, it wasn't quite right for our family. For instance, items such as meat were expensive and also there was food inflation that hit over the year. One...
Meal Planning,Uncategorized

$150/Week Food Budget Canada (March)

Welcome back! It's that time again where I share my weekly meal plans for the month. Back in December & January, I was using many different cookbooks for inspiration or ideas, but this past month I reverted back to my old ways of using Pinterest. You got to do what you go to. March was super busy for us as it was the end of the hockey season for my 2 older boys which meant year-end weekend games and tournaments. It was a lot of hockey for this mama and I know in the future it will only get worse.....I...
Freezer Meals,Groceries,Meal Planning,Recipes,Save Money

$150/Week Food Budget – Canada (February)

With the month over, here is our meal plan. I didn’t do so well with budgeting. I set a budget of $150/week and for 4 weeks I should be at $600, and I came to $648 eeeeeekkkkks!!! The point is that I am trying and will continue to try and do better. At least I am working with a budget is what I keep telling myself.

Freezer Meals,Meal Planning

MAKE YOUR MEAL PLANS

Ready-Made Meal Plans not what you are looking for? That is completely fine!! If you want to make your own plan, it is possible as you already know. Now, where you might be getting stuck is finding your meals, right? Let me try and help you fill in those gaps for meal ideas. Meal Ideas with links to recipes Beef Options: Lasagna Instant Pot by Simply Happy FoodieRoll-ups by Betty CrockerTraditional by Great Grub, Delicious TreatsCasserole by Great Grub, Delicious Treats Meatballs (for a super simple method, buy pre-made frozen meatballs) Honey Garlic by Fabulessly FrugalItalian by RecipeTin EatsSweet &...
Freezer Meals,Meal Planning

READY-MADE MEAL PLANS

Now if you are like me and do not have the time to plan out all your meals, research different recipes to feed to your family.  Have a look at the following different programs below. Most programs offer a trial period which is even better. You do not have to commit unless the plans work for your family. This is a huge time saver for me and removes the need to make decisions. I do not need to decide what we will eat as a family every single night. Of course, some meals may not work for us, but at...
Freezer Meals,Meal Planning

HOW TO FREEZER MEAL & FLASH FREEZING

Wouldn't it just be ideal if all meals could be cooked ahead of time, be freezable, and not lose any of the freshness or quality? Yes, that would be a perfect world but unfortunately, it isn't the case. With pre-cooked freezer meals, you will lose a bit of freshness and quality; however, you will gain a huge convenience of ready to go meals. I will not pretend to be an expert in this section, but I have obtained experience from making multiple meals and testing different recipes. This is how it works for me. Meats If I have meals that...
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