Meatless Monday: Chickpea Tomato Soup

This is that last week of the Meatless Monday series! I really enjoyed making more meatless meals this month. It was easier on the wallet and many meals were a lot quicker to make since I didn’t have to prep any meat. This week, I made an aromatic tomato soup with chickpeas and spinach. I […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Broccoli Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

I love it when you can make a complete healthy meal in one casserole dish. Soooo easy. This casserole is a cheesy mix of vegetables and chicken with a little crunch from some water chestnuts. Healthy comfort food! Ingredients 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, halved 1 tsp. ground black pepper 2 10-oz. bags frozen cauliflower rice 1 12-oz. bag frozen […]

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10 Tips to Cut Your Holiday Spending

I know, I know, it’s not even November yet, and I’m posting about the holidays. It might seem a little early, but it’s good to be prepared for this money-zapping time of year. This year has great potential to be lighter on the wallet if you’re armed with these 10 tips to help you spend […]

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Meatless Monday: Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Fair warning: this Meatless Monday’s going to heat things up. This recipe’s a great mix of spicy and sweet. The crunch of the cashews adds a nice variance in texture, and it’s chock-full of veggies! If you don’t like a lot of heat, cut out the red pepper flakes. Ingredients 1 tsp. olive oil ½ […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Italian Stuffed Peppers

If you’re craving Italian for tonight’s dinner but want something a little lighter than lasagna, this low carb recipe might just do the trick! Ingredients: ¼ c. chopped onion 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp. olive oil 4 bell peppers, cutand seeds cleaned out ¼ c. bell peppers, diced 1 lb ground turkey 1-14.5 oz […]

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6 Essential Tools for a Frugal Kitchen

Making your own meals is a great way to save money, and there are endless varieties of fun gadgets to help make food prep easier and more enjoyable. Unfortunately, in the past, I have fallen prey to the allure of shiny new kitchen gadgets and “I must have this” thinking. I’ve purchased the item only […]

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Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Here’s another flavorful Meatless Monday recipe! I have a sweet, spicy and tangy salad to start off the week on frugal note. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. cumin 1 c. cooked quinoa 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained ½ green pepper, diced 1 […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Shrimp & Basil Spaghetti Squash

There was a time when I was intimidated by the spaghetti squash. I wasn’t sure how to prepare it, and it seemed like a long and complicated process. I can’t believe how wrong I was! If you’re unfamiliar with spaghetti squash preparation, I’ll show you how easy it is in this recipe. Ingredients: 1 spaghetti […]

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Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This vegetarian chili is so good I don’t miss the meat at all! The variety of vegetables really make the flavor of this dish. Feel free to adjust the spices depending on how much heat you like. Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 2 Tbsp. chili powder […]

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Favorite Recipe Friday: Pizza Top Potatoes

Pizza is such a fun, delicious food to make! You can play around with your favorite toppings and try different kinds of sauces and cheese. The ingredients for these little personal pizza potatoes can easily be adjusted for a vegetarian or Whole30 option. Ingredients 4 russet potatoes 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 ½ c. pizza […]

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