Freezer/Ready Made Meals
This lady is a genius!!!! WOW! 4 hours, 46 meals, 95 dollars. Another pinner said, "I started doing this earlier this year and cannot believe how much stress it has eliminated and how much better we are eating while saving money."
For those of you that have or are cutting out processed food. 100 days of no processed foods - all the meal planning is done for you. Pin now look later
Crockpot Cilantro Lime Chicken Low for 8hrs 1 1/2 pounds of chicken breast juice from 2 limes 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn 2 minced garlic cloves 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tsp cumin salt and pepper to taste
Monthly meal planning. This woman only spends about 350 dollars per month to feed a family of 6! She has some great ideas and her post was incredibly detailed. Many recipes included....Trust me, THIS WORKS !! My hubby and I have been makin' menus for years and only buying what's on out list. You'd be amazed at how much you save by just planning out your meals for a month :)
I'll have to look into this more. Has your grocery list, instruction card for meals, and meals for 1 months or mini menus for 5 or 10 days!!! There is even menus for toddlers....A+ site!! TRADITIONAL April 2012 Menu | OAMC from Once A Month Mom.
PORTION CONTROL TRICK 1-Make cookie dough 2-Freeze in ice cube trays 3-Pop out & store in plastic bag 4-Ready to go when you need, only as many as you NEED
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Crockpot Teriyaki Pork for the Freezer 3lbs cut up pork tenderloin 1 onion, sliced ½ cup soy sauce ½ cup sucanat or brown sugar 1t minced garlic ½ t ginger powder Put all ingredients in a large zip lock bag. Seal the bag and squish around to mix it up. Freeze. On cooking day dump contents into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is cooked and tender. Serve over brown rice.
Dump chicken. Tons of recipes! One trip to Costco for chicken, a handful of plastic bags, ingredients from the fridge and cupboards, and 15 minutes... 7 nights of dinners!
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