How to Read a Price Label to Save Money

Being smart with money is so critical in life. The grocery store used to be a major budget-buster for me and I had to learn how to make better choices and read the labels so I could get the most for my money. I’m going to teach you that here so you don’t have to struggle with grocery store pricing anymore. One of the major choices that you will have to make at the grocery store is how many of something you may need. My grocery store will often have deals if you buy a specific amount of an item. … Continue reading How to Read a Price Label to Save Money

Meal Prep 1/10/20

Last night I went biweekly grocery shopping. You can read about it here. In addition to shopping, I prepped all of the items that I could in advance to make cooking for the next two weeks super easy. Let me tell you what I did. And let me just say it was exhausting, but worth it. First, I cooked up 5lbs of ground beef. When it was done, I split it as evenly as I could and put some into a separate bowl. I added two packets of taco seasoning to the beef that was still left in the pot. … Continue reading Meal Prep 1/10/20

Biweekly Shopping Plan/Trip 1/10/20

Disclaimer: This is only my second time shopping every two weeks for food, so I am still sorting out the kinks. I used to shop weekly on Sundays for groceries to maximize sales. Waiting in lines and trying to get past all the people in the crowded aisles really made shopping a chore. Then there would be times when I couldn’t go for whatever reason on Sunday, so I would have to go during the week after work which always made the shopping trip more difficult because I hate going shopping after work. I like to just come home, make … Continue reading Biweekly Shopping Plan/Trip 1/10/20

Cooking, Storing, and Using Shredded Chicken

I used to get really frustrated when I was new to meal prepping and cooking because there were so many recipes that I ran across that required cooked chicken. Obviously, I can cook the chicken right before making the recipe, but the authors of the recipes did not count that time in their calculations. That meant that someone could state that a meal is a 30-minute dinner when it was really a 45-60-minute dinner if they had included the time for cooking chicken. There is a great way around all this which can make life way easier. It is cooking … Continue reading Cooking, Storing, and Using Shredded Chicken

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Greens

Cranberry chicken salad is one of my favorite salads to make and eat. It’s super easy to make and pack for a nutritious lunch. Cranberry Chicken Salad Ingredients One can chicken breast Dried cranberries Mayo Sunflower kernels Salad greens Salad dressing Directions Open, then drain the can of chicken. Mix in a little mayo to the consistency you like. Add some cranberries and sunflower kernels to the mix. Serve over a bunch of salad greens with a nice dressing. (I prefer a sweeter dressing with this like honey mustard). Enjoy! Continue reading Cranberry Chicken Salad on Greens