Ways to Make Your Family Dinners Healthier

Making dinner for your family is a daily task that we take for granted. As such, it’s very easy to slip into negative routines of eating junk food and whatever’s available at the end of a busy day. But that can lead to negative health consequences for your family, so how should you go about changing that? We’re going to take a look at five ways in which you can make your family dinners a little healthier today, so keep reading.

How to Make Mealtimes More Exciting for Your Family

Mealtimes are a great opportunity for families to come together, bond, and share their day with one another. But sometimes, mealtimes can feel a little mundane. If you're looking for ways to make mealtime more exciting for your family, then you've come to the right place! They really don’t have to be a repeated routine that everyone begrudges. And even if you have fussy eaters in the family, you can soon turn that around by making mealtimes fun. Let’s take a look at how.

Three Tips to Help You Cook More at Home

Three Tips To Help You Cook More At Home

Eating a home-cooked supper is often a lot tastier than eating out, and it's often considerably healthier than eating something you've produced yourself because you have complete control over the goods you use. However, finding time to cook when you're a busy person with a career and a family clamoring for your attention could seem near impossible, leading to convenience meals becoming more popular than ever. Thankfully, figuring out how to cook more frequently without spending hours in the kitchen isn't as complicated as you may think, as there are a number of ideas and suggestions that you can use to produce a range of wonderful foods in minutes! So, if you're interested in learning more, continue reading.

Meal Planning Made Conveniently Easy with Doorstep Meals

 Cooking at home has been challenging. I cooked at home before and meal prepped for my entire family, but there is just something about being forced to do it day in and day out. My husband takes his lunch to work everyday because not only does it save him time during his lunch break, but it saves us money as well. I was making him the same day everyday because it was easy on my part, but the poor guy (without complaint) was getting bored of it.

This post was created in partnership with Doorstep Meals. All opinions are my own.

Keeping the Whole Family Happy at Mealtime

Keeping everyone in your family happy at the dinner table can seem like a nightmare. From picky eaters, to food allergies, to budgeting necessities, it can seem impossible to juggle it all and come out on top. Here are some tips to help you manage all the chaos and stay under budget at mealtime.

Meal Prep Ideas to Help You Stay on Track

It's February, are you still focused on your New Year Resolutions? That's why I personally like making goals for myself. I feel like with a resolution, you fall of the wagon and don't see the point to get back on, but with goals, you keep trying the next day even if you lost focus for a day or two. And what has helped me in my weight loss journey is even if I had a bad day or even a week, is that I jumped back on the wagon and tried again. Just keep trying.

For me, I had to focus on getting my nutrition right first. It took a lot of trial and error, but I finally figured out the main goal each day is planning ahead. We don't eat out like we use to at all and when we do go out to eat, we make better food choices for sure, if that means completely re-making a meal then that is what I do. I also believe meal prepping is more budget friendly as well. My husband use to say he hated left overs, but he basically didn't like having something for dinner and then having it for lunch the next day. But I had to change his mindset about his lunches so he could realize how much money we were wasting by eating out everyday. So sometimes I cook a dinner like I normally would and then make enough extras for him to have at least 3 to 4 days of lunches. That way he can switch it up if we do have leftovers for him to take.

Homemade Meal Prepping Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I have been trying to find ways to save more money recently. My husband and I are focusing on paying off debt this year, so finding ways to cut back just goes hand in hand. One thing I have noticed since I have stopped extreme couponing, is that our grocery bill has gone way up. And this is simply because I have been purchasing convenience items. I prefer for my kids to have a hot breakfast. When they have a breakfast that is jam packed with sugar, they seem to get hungry a few minutes later. I started meal prepping my husband breakfast and lunches which got me thinking, I could make the same convenience items that I have been purchasing in store and save a bundle plus they will probably be better for them since they aren't overly saturated with preservatives.

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I am a stay-at-home mom and the argument has always been, "well you have so much time on your hands that's why this is easier for you". This was the same thing I heard when I was couponing. Like anything else you want to do whether it's start going to the gym, craft, pick up a new hobby, etc., you have to make the time if you want it to work. I meal prep on Sundays because besides going to church in the morning, we don't have much else going on that day. Some people like to "relax" and watch TV, well bring the TV in the kitchen and watch your shows while you meal prep. I promise you can find the time if you want to make this work.

So now on to a few things that we have been making for the kid's breakfasts.

EveryPlate Meal Subscription Review & Giveaway

If you have been following me on social media, then you know that my family has been enjoying the EveryPlate Meal Subscription. I thought I would give you my honest review on what I thought plus I have a few $40 off gift cards to give away as well. Plus check out my 5 Reasons to Buy Meal Subscription Boxes.

EveryPlate Meal Subscription Review

5 Reasons to Buy Meal Subscription Boxes {EveryPlate Review & Giveaway}

I have been trying different meal subscription box services for almost two years now. I haven't found one that I have wanted to keep buying for little reasons whether it was the price point or the portion sizes or the meals were a little "out there" for our tastes. We love trying different food, but we feel like the recipes shouldn't be overly complicated.

I was recently introduced to EveryPlate and what makes it stand out for the rest first and foremost is it's price point. They provide an unbeatable price of $4.99 per serving and it's delivered right to your doorstep. Here are my 5 reasons to buy a meal subscription box: