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Broccoli and Mushroom Egg Casserole

This REAL food dinner comes together in minutes. What more does a busy mama need to know?  Seriously though, even my non-mushroom lovin’ husband thought this was delish {see honey, you just THINK you don’t like mushrooms}. Of course, you can steam the broccoli while you prepare the other ingredients {I just popped mine in […]

Creamy Chicken and Veggies over Egg Noodles

This REAL food meal is comforting, easy, and filling…everything you want from a meal on a budget when you’ve got lots of hungry little bellies to feed that are ready to eat NOW. This chicken and veggie mixture is one everyone should learn to make. It is good like this recipe suggests, over noodles, it […]

Veggie Packed Refried Rice

This refried rice is keeping a REAL food secret.  Shhh. Don’t tell you’re kids, but this yummy kid friendly dish is PACKED with “nutritiousness.” There are some yummy scrambled eggs involved and LOTS of wholesome veggies.  And, you’ll never guess one veggie I used…RADISHES. Yep. Radishes.  Before this little experiment I had only eaten radishes […]

REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget: Month 2

Well we’ve officially finished up month one of the “REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget” and the month 2 menu plans have been released and emailed to all you lovely readers.  I hope you enjoy the new REAL food recipes.  This month is chock full of one pot meals, family favorites, and of course […]

REAL Food Fast: Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Pasta. Almost everyone loves it. It is filling, and, it is cheap. It is one thing my children are guaranteed to eat. This REAL food version is easy on the wallet and customizable so you can make it spicy or not spicy if you have little children with young taste buds. You can add a […]

REAL Easy Recipes: One Pan Taco Pasta

Looking for a REAL food replacement for your favorite hamburger helper meals? I’ve got a few right here. REAL, clean food can be just as easy as those highly processed meals in a box.  And, I believe you’ll be even happier with the results. This taco pasta meal can be made in one pan in […]

Real Food Fast: Skillet Lasagna

Nearly every mama has made Hamburger Helper at some point in her life. I made it as a teenager, for our family, when my mom was busy and getting home late.  Ahhh, hamburger helper.  Its easy. Its fast. Its full of yucky ingredients you can’t read.  But have no fear, I have come bearing terrific […]

How to Navigate Premade Foods for EASY Weeknight Meals When There is NO TIME

Sometimes life gets busy.  No matter how we try to make it slow down, opt out of certain obligations, par back our after school activities, etc., sometimes you just can’t help it. Life gets busy and sometime stressful.  My family makes it a priority to make home cooked meals and to sit together for dinner. […]

REAL Food on a Food Stamp Budget – Week 4 – Trouble Shooting

I’ve officially completed a month of REAL food on a food stamp budget meals and you’ve had access to them for a whole week.  During that time I’ve answered countless comments, questions, emails, and private messages.  AND I LOVE IT!   I want to thank you for all the feedback you’ve given me.  It has […]

Frugal Video Tip: Cutting Chicken Breasts to Get 2 portions from 1 Chicken Breast

If you’ve been following my REAL food on a Food Stamp Budget series, you should have your meal plans, recipes, and grocery lists all in hand. The first week, on Friday, I have a BBQ chicken breast dinner planned.  Now, boneless chicken breast can be pretty pricey, especially when you are buying organic or antibiotic […]

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