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February 1, 2016

Three Bean Minestrone Soup Recipe from Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch

Three Bean Minestrone Soup Recipe from Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch

3 Bean Minestrone Soup Recipe from Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch

This is Alea’s book We have been doing a thirty day no spend challenge and on of the main factors in my spending has always been food. It was my spending on food that was the inspiration for my site. It wasn’t that long ago that I started my site in 2009. It was a direct result of my desire to pay for our children’s prepaid college funds. We had one income and I was going to stay at home with the kids. The only money I had control of was my husband’s salary which had taken a hit with the acquisition of a new job. I gave up my job making $40,000 and my husband took a job making $25,000 less and we had a new mouth to feed. I knew one thing and I was committed to one thing beyond the normal things that children need and that was higher education. I believed and I still believe that education is power and I was going to provide each one of our children with that power. I didn’t want them to worry about loans or if they could go to college or not and that meant I needed to find the money in our budget to make sure that higher education was a priority. That meant taking a serious look at our spending. We looked and determined after our mortgage that food was our greatest expense. Then question then becomes how do you fix that? The answer is meal preperation. If you can figure out ways to make your food work for you not you work for your food you will be winning. I knew people who were winning in this area and luckily one of them, Alea created a cookbook. The Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch: Quick & Easy Batch Cooking Techniques and Recipes That Save You Time and Money.

This is one of the recipes in her cook book that I made.

3 Bean Minestrone Soup from Prep-Ahead Meals from Scratch

Photo Credit: Chris Holloman. This image is from Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch.

Three Bean Minestrone Soup Recipe

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