Menu Plan to help change a Bad Habit and Save Money in 30 Days

menu plan

Yesterday, I shared about my family’s bad eating out habit and how I plan to fix it so we can eat healthier and save money. Have you joined us in our challenge yet?

The assignment for yesterday was for you to decide on a length for your challenge and to write down a menu plan.

3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Menu Plan

Maybe planning a menu is foreign to you. I’ll admit, […]

Confession and a Menu Plan


Wonder why you haven’t read a weight loss update in a while? Well, it’s because summer came with all the fun it brings and we totally got off track. Now that we’ve started school again and we’re getting back into a routine, it’s time to get serious and loose the rest of this excess weight by the end of the year.

Menu Plan

It has become very clear to us that the best way […]

Easy Chicken Wraps

Chicken Wrap Ingredients

Here’s an easy and quick chicken wrap recipe I made after tasting the delicious wraps at Tim Hortons.


diced chicken (I use this marinated chicken recipe.) lettuce shredded cheese BBQ sauce flour tortillas

Spread a little BBQ sauce on the flour tortilla. Add chicken, lettuce and cheese. Wrap up and enjoy!


Healthy Sloppy Joes

Healthy Sloppy Joes

Here’s what we had for dinner tonight, Healthy Sloppy Joes.

It’s so hot out that no one feels like eating much. I also don’t feel like cooking in a hot kitchen, so we’re taking advantage of our freezer cooking meals. This recipe for Healthy Sloppy Joes with a side of carrots and fresh pineapple really hit the spot.

What do you eat on these HOT summer days?



Weight Loss Update – Oops


These last two weeks have been a little discouraging. I was determined to excersice at least 3 times a week and drink plenty of water. Alas, I failed miserably. On the other hand, John is still making steady progress!

Looking back, I can identify two reasons why I struggled these last two weeks.

1. I was sick for a large part of the time. Fulfilling all of my mommy/teacher/homemaker duties took up most of […]

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Here’s a new recipe we tried out for our March 30 Meals in a Day freezer cooking session.

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Let’s just say, we love it! I knew it would be good when I was making it. The olive oil just gives it such great flavor!

To prepare for freezing, I followed the recipe except for adding the ricotta cheese. I wasn’t sure how the cheese would freeze and figured it would be easy […]

March Freezer Cooking – Part 2

Tomato-Ricotta Spaghetti

Let me just start with saying how thankful I am for freezer cooking. I’ve been sick for almost a week now and having meals in the freezer, ready to go has been such a blessing!

Here’s what happened on day 2 of my March 30 Meals in a Day cooking adventure. (Really, it’s more like 30 meals in two days, because I realized after my first try that this would be much easier for me […]

Weight Loss Update – 18 lbs. to go

5th Weigh-in

John and I are both a little disappointed with our weight loss (or lack thereof) over the last two weeks. We both lost weight, just not as much as we had hoped for. John’s goal for the next week is to lose 5 pounds and my goal is 2 pounds.

Here are the numbers for our 5th weigh-in.


John and I have both been very careful about what we eat and how much […]

30 Meals in Day Menu Plan – March

It’s time to prepare for another 30 Meals in a Day cooking session. Last month’s session was such a success that I’m excited to do it again. I’ll be trying out a few new recipes this time.

If you’ve never cooked like this before, here are two big reasons why you should give it a try.

1. It Saves Money.

Every two week I pull out a set amount of cash to use for grocery […]

Chocolate Granola Breakfast Bars

Granola Breakfast Bars

At the beginning of the week I mentioned how I like to keep healthy snacks on hand. I love fiber bars and granola bars but they can be expensive, so I decided to try and make some. It took me a while to find a recipe that didn’t have weird ingredients and was low in calories.

Here’s a very basic Granola Breakfast Bar recipe I tried out today. I added chocolate chips for my “addition”, […]