5 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget & Grilled Salmon Kabobs

Healthy meals.  What gets in the way more, time or cost?  I was talking to someone recently about resisting the urge to pick five new recipes to try in a week.  I know it is tempting because there are lots of great ideas out there, but it makes menu planning very overwhelming… Especially if the new recipes have very few ingredients in common, which also makes your weekly menu expensive. Healthy eating can be cost effective – if…

Coconut & Cashew Granola Bars

It is back to school time, and while my little is not in school just yet, we still enjoy homemade snacks like everyone else.  It is also a bonus to have some snacks on hand that are great for on-the-go!  Granola bars are loved by kids and adults alike.  I tend to like the more expensive bars, so this recipe saves me some money.  This recipe is filled with oats, almond butter, and dates…

Chocolate Chia Pudding

We are overdue for some dessert around here!  This is a fairly quick and surprisingly healthy treat.  The chia seeds have returned because they give this pudding the texture it needs and they make this a vegan recipe.  Woot woot!  This 5 ingredient dessert came about because we wanted a treat and I had all of these ingredients in the pantry– don’t you love it when that happens?   I love…

{Vegetarian} Mexican Lasagna Rolls

This recipe is one I have been excited to share.  Portion control is really the name of the game when it comes to healthy eating.  I often break out my food models at work and jaws drop.  A standard portion size is just not what we are used to seeing, but this way of eating really helps with overall balance.  It lets us get back to eating real food, and eating in general without feeling bad…

Shrimp and Vegetable Foil Packs

This dinner is SO simple it is crazy, and the clean-up is quick.  I’ve made a few versions of these for my family, and I made them while on vacation because all they require is tin foil and a grill.  Easy and done. The first time I had anything cooked in a foil pack I was camping, but I think this really kicks it up a notch.  The protein source and the vegetable combination can…