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Meal Planning

Meal Planning is key for home cooks. I don’t make every meal every night. In fact, many nights I pull meals from our freezer. The catch is – they’re homemade by me!

54 Cold Lunch Ideas for Work – Packed Lunches Ideas

You’ve been asking for cold lunch ideas and foods that can be packed and taken for work. I realize not everyone has a microwave at their fingertips! I’ve rounded up 54 of the best cold lunch ideas, no heat required! If you need ideas for easy lunches to take to work, then read on! This …

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The Real World Guide to Meal Planning Ideas for Families

I’m sharing my BEST meal planning ideas for families right here – if it’s not realistic, you won’t find it here. Because hey, we’re busy!! So, your family wants to eat. Like, every single day. And you – you’re running in five different directions, just trying to keep up with this crazy thing called life. …

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29 Themed Dinner Nights Ideas When You’re Not Sure What to Make

If meal planning gives you a headache, incorporate themed dinner nights. You’ve heard of Taco Tuesday & Meatless Monday. But we’re only getting started!!! As a busy mom of four, I like to keep meal planning as simple as possible with effective, minimalistic strategies. Here’s how theme meal planning works. Basically, you use a pre-planned …

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Taco Bar Checklist + How to Plan A Taco Bar Party

Planning a taco bar for graduation parties, showers and other neighborhood get togethers is a fun and economical way to serve your guests a tasty, customizable meal. Here’s how I plan a taco bar party, plus my taco bar checklist! Like anything in life, a party can be as simple or as complicated as you …

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Easy Ground Beef Recipes for Dinner – 21 Easy Recipes

Today I’m sharing easy ground beef recipes for dinner with only a few ingredients! These quick ground beef recipes will give you ideas for quick weeknight meals. If you’re anything like me, you may have a freezer full of beef to use. I mean, I do live in the Midwest and we are known to …

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25 Recipes Using Cooked Chicken | Leftover Chicken Recipes

There are a million dishes you can make with cooked chicken, which is why I always recommend you keep some on hand for easy, throw together meals. To get started, you (obviously) have to cook chicken. Here just a few ways to get going… Pick up a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli. Note: This …

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Aldi Finds for Week of 11/1 – Don’t Miss Them!

[clickToTweet tweet=”Here’s what you need to pick up at @Aldi this week! #Grocerystorefinds #aldi” quote=”Oh Aldi, you have my heart. “]Oh Aldi finds, you have my heart. I have a crush on Aldi. I really heart them as you may have seen on my Facebook and Instagram accounts. And because it rained and we can’t …

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Meal Ideas – 7 Options for People on the Go

If you’re a busy family, chances are you need some quick meal ideas. Trust me, I know what it’s like to have your days occupied by harvest, sports, music lessons, and everything in between. To help us all out, I compiled some of my favorite go-to quick meals. NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. This means …

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Recipe Binder – Heart of the Farm Planner

I am working to organize my recipes into a recipe binder this year. In case you haven’t noticed, I kind of have a thing for recipes. I have recipe books which I (sort of) organize. I try to keep them well organized, but they just keep GROWING! My recipe binders are like living, growing creatures. …

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Field Friendly Meals – 7 Tractor Friendly Ideas

Field meals – what’s that you say? Today I’m sharing meal ideas to serve our farmers when they’re working in the field. Sometimes we eat outside, sometimes we pile in the Suburban tots in tow, and other times it’s a pass and go meal. Even if you’re not a farm family, these are some healthy, …

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Weekly Meal Plan – Week 4 with Recipes

This is our real time weekly meal plan, meaning this is what we’re actually eating this week. Want to eat along? Let’s go! Monday: Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice from A Pinch of Healthy {Slow Cooker, Healthy, Easy} Tuesday: Taco Tuesday Wednesday: Spaghetti with Ricotta, Lemon and Spinach from MyRecipes.com {Simple, FAST! Vegetarian} Thursday: Sheet Pan Baked …

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Weekly Meal Plan – Week 3 with Recipes

Here’s your weekly meal plan – Week 3! A day late, but you know what they say… Monday: Breakfast for Dinner (make extra bacon for salad night) {Family Friendly, Quick} Tuesday: Keto Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry with Cashews by This Farm Girl Cooks {Healthy, Low Carb} Wednesday: Honey Mustard Chicken Avocado Bacon Salad by Cafe Delites Thursday: Leftovers …

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Weekly Meal Plan – Week 2 with Recipes

Happy Sunday, everyone! Here’s your Weekly Meal Plan #2. Minestrone Soup with Garlic Breadsticks from Skinnytaste – Healthy, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian French Dip Sandwiches – from Slow Cooker Gourmet – Instant Pot Jambalaya from This Farm Girl Cooks – One Pot Meal Spinach & Sausage Gnocchi from Eating Well – Quick, Healthy 30 Minute Loaded Taco …

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