This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme entertaining on a budget, and we’re talking about parties, barbecues, picnics and more, and I’m chiming in with healthy potluck recipes you can take to your next potluck:
Source: Shaina Olmanson | Food for My Family
In all honesty, my favorite potluck dish growing up was watergate salad, full of marshmallows, pineapple and nuts, but I’m not sure how well it qualifies for the “eat well” part of our series with its processed frozen whipped topping and instant pudding mix. That said, I think I’ll be adding this to our meal plan for Memorial Day because surely every kid needs to have it at least once it their life, right?
Head here to see which recipes made my list.
source: Rob Ireton
This month is the two-year anniversary of the Eat Well, Spend Less series, and I’m over at Easy Homemade, confessing that we’ve been living on processed foods and take out for the last 6 weeks or so:
In April of 2011, Jessica from Life as Mom brought together a group of bloggers to share our thoughts on eating well without breaking the budget.
With chefs like Shaina and Aimee participating alongside frugalistas like Carrie and Amy and real food advocates like Katie, I felt like I stuck out a bit from that very first month as the blogger who was just trying to find my way in this crazy healthy eating journey (although I think most of the other bloggers would say that they too feel like it’s a journey!).
However, over the last two years, I’ve made a ton of progress. I started making many of our pantry staples from scratch, taught myself to cook (and found that I actually enjoy it) and welcomed my kids into the kitchen on a more regular basis.
Head over to Easy Homemade to read my confessions as well as the lessons I’ve taken away from the first trimester!