I have three rules in the kitchen. 1) Is I need to make Healthy meals 2) They need to be quick 3) There can’t be a big mess I hate dishes. That is why I fell in love with my instant pot. You can read my instant pot review.
I also have a husband who eats Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Egg-free Instapot Recipes. That means I have to cook things he can eat and also please the three offsprings. We all know finding meals that are healthy, tasty, and kid approved is like finding a four leaf clover is the dessert. I must be lucky because of my kids like this simple Instant Pot Salmon Recipe. You only need a couple of ingredients which makes life more comfortable on my limited memory and my budget.
Ice Cream is a special treat at our house and only bought on rare occasions. In the winter I always feel silly buying something freezing cold as a snack when it is already cold outside. However, with the snow building up outside and resembling fluffy piles of sweet treats I couldn’t help but wonder how to take advantage of the situation. Since my kids, love doing anything related to the snow we ventured out to attempt our first try at Snow Ice Cream Recipe.
Having a fun get together for Mardi Gras this year? We always like to have a little fun and bring the Mardi Gras spirit to Tennessee each year by throwing a party! But unlike most Mardi Gras festivities we have children involved so I wanted to make a (non alcoholic) Mardi Gras punch recipe! It’s a fun punch that is easy to make and really brings the spirit with traditional Mardi Gras colors!
I believe every person struggles with what to cook for their family. I struggled so much I used to avoid the thought until someone came downstairs and demanded dinner. I would open up the refrigerator and stand there. I do not know what I expected to happen but the chef I hoped for didn’t tumble out of my freezer.
I realized a couple of things that not planning resulted in. The first was my food budget was out of control. I mean truly mortifying. The second thing I realized is when I walked around the store and threw things in the basket I got home, and nothing went together. The third and most embarrassing thing is we began to throw away a lot of food.
The worst part about all of it is I felt I was failing. Then one day I saw a 7-day meal plan. I figured I could do anything for seven days, so I went through my families favorite recipes, and I wrote down a list of 30. I then created a calendar. I pulled out my family calendar to see what nights I should cook what meal on.
I felt like a rock star. I had a plan and for the first time in years. I wasn’t anxious when I opened up my refrigerator. Then something even better happened.
I figured out that I could double up some of my favorite recipes which saved me time and money and then the next month I would have less to cook. I find that using a calendar and a plan has helped me to become the mom I wanted to be. I no longer hide in the bathroom or the closet. Yes, I have done both hoping they found something to eat so I wouldn’t have to cook.
I use my calendar to save both money and time. You can read about how I have saved thousands using a calendar in this post How to save money using a calendar.
These are tried and true menu ideas that are easy, healthy quick meals that will not drain your bank account or your energy reserve.
A lot of people think that if you are on a diet, or just eating healthy in general, the things like cookies are a no-no. I’ll admit so did I until I found this awesome recipe for Low Calorie Funfetti Cookies! Who doesn’t love Funfetti cake!? With a few simple swaps, and about 15 minuets you can have yummy, fluffy Low Calorie Cookies, and not ruin your whole diet! At only 78 calories a cookie, this is going to become a favorite dessert at this house, and maybe at yours too!
It’s the new year and to start it off right we should add healthy living in our New Year’s resolutions list. It’s time to shed the holiday weight that we gained, and this means we need to exercise more and to start eating healthy. Being conscious of the food we eat is very important, but it doesn’t mean it has to be difficult. I rounded up my favorite quick and easy Weight Watchers recipes with points plus to help you prepare your daily Weight Watchers dinner menus. Healthy eating for weight loss doesn’t mean you will starve yourself or eat bland tasting foods, these Weight Watchers recipes for dinner are all delicious and are perfect even for the whole family. I also have a Weight Watchers Lunch Recipes round-up that you should check out!