meal preparation

5 Tips on How to Create a Meal Planning Pantry [with a free Pantry Essentials Checklist & 5 Pantry Meal-Kit Recipes]

5 Tips on How to Create a Meal Planning Pantry [with a free Pantry Essentials Checklist & 5 Pantry Meal-Kit Recipes]

How to Create a Meal Planning Pantry: Life gets pretty busy as a family, and having a pantry stocked with some essential inventory items takes the pressure out of cooking. If you have the ingredients on-hand in your pantry, it goes without saying that meals are easier and quicker to prepare. I like having options on hand should an ingredient unexpectedly be unavailable, and prefer not to run out of ingredients that are on scheduled meal plan. Let your pantry be your guide for family meals! Includes a Pantry Essentials Checklist and 5 Pantry Meal-Kit Recipes for when you need something to eat in a pinch!

Tips for Weekly Meal Planning from a Working Mom

Tips for Weekly Meal Planning from a Working Mom

Tips for Weekly Meal Planning from a Working Mom. Getting dinner on the table with your family doesn't have to be a struggle. This week I'm giving you a peek inside of my kitchen to see how we meal plan each week as a busy household. We've sharing tricks, tips, and a work-week's worth of recipes (complete with a shopping list) to get a delicious healthy food ready in half an hour or less.

My Family's 15 Favourite Delicious & Easy Ground Beef Recipes

My Family's 15 Favourite Delicious & Easy Ground Beef Recipes

My Family's 15 Favourite Delicious & Easy Ground Beef Recipes. This collection of 15 family-friendly recipes focuses on a variety of ways to serve up humble ground (mince) beef! These recipes are for busy parents, use authentic ingredients, and are speedy, easy and ridiculously tasty. Featuring every-day ingredients you will likely already have in your fridge or pantry!

10 Tips for Shopping Farmer’s Markets Like a Meal Planning Pro!

10 Tips for Shopping Farmer’s Markets Like a Meal Planning Pro!

10 Tips for Shopping a Farmer's Market Like a Meal Planning Pro. The first full week of June each year is Local Food Week in Ontario, Canada. And personally, I like to make a pretty big deal about Local Food Week, in part because I grew up on a farm. As a family, we’ve been needing an activity that gets us outside and enjoying the fresh air. We love celebrating Local Food Week by visiting a farmers market stand or two, and building all of the fresh ingredients into our weekly food and meal plan. These 10 tips will help you determine how to build a flexible grocery list that uses seasonal ingredients, and allows you to shop for your groceries at the farmer's market without feeling over-purchasing or feeling overwhelmed. 

5 Reasons to Shop Online for Groceries for Meal Planning

5 Reasons to Shop Online for Groceries for Meal Planning

5 Reasons to Shop Online for Groceries for Meal Planning. Once you've got your weekly meal plan ready to go, how much time do you spend getting your groceries? This post shares 5 reasons why our family switched to almost exclusively shopping for our groceries online, a discussion of the challenges with online food ordering, and other alternatives beyond grocery stores where you can have your groceries delivered to your door. 

5 Essential Tips You Need to Meal Plan for Your Family (Free Template Included)

5 Essential Tips You Need to Meal Plan for Your Family (Free Template Included)

Where do you begin for planning your family's meals? I share how to identify your family's needs for meal planning, and 5 essential tips you need to meal plan for your family. This post outlines how to choose recipes, options for easy grocery shopping, and meal preparation to make your week run more smoothly at meal times! Free Meal Planner printable available.