Breakfasts: Cereal (x3) (Rice Chex) Strawberry Muffins w/ yogurt (no recipe yet, but my mom gave me a few bags of frozen strawberries so I'm going to figure something out!) (x2)
Cinnamon Toast w/ fruit or yogurt (x2)
Cheese Quesadillas Leftovers
Spaghetti, Spinach Salad (can you believe that my boys will eat raw spinach leaves?!) Southwestern Chicken and White Bean Soup, Tortilla Chips and Homemade Guacamole (I use the recipe linked as a guide, but I add double the beans, broth and taco seasoning.) (x2) Sloppy Joes, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Mac and Cheese, Green Peas
Tuna Sandwiches, Carrots w/ Ranch Dip/Fruit
Dinner out with family
Snacks and Sides: Veggies for lunch: Carrots & Peas/Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrot
Fruit: Apples, Bananas, Clementines Raisins
Cheese Popcorn Granola Bars
Tip for saving money while eating real food: We don't always eat fresh veggies because of the expense, so one of the things I do is stock up on frozen veggies when they go on sale. My boys favorite is the mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots mix and also peas and carrots. They also like corn, which I get at Winn Dixie because they carry organic frozen corn. But remember corn is a grain, so although they love it, we don't eat much of it! I'll cook a bag of veggies at the first of the week and we'll eat on them for several days that week at lunch. Later this week I'm going to try to give a break down of foods that I buy organic and others that I don't. It's not a very big list but it will be nice to lay it out to see (at least for me). And hopefully (prayerfully) I can look back on it in a year and see how much better we're eating. It's a journey!
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I'm a 31 year old, married, SAHM. I've been married to my sweet hubby since October 2004. I have two amazing little boys! My first son was born in June 2006 and that's when I quit work. My second was born August 2008 and has made us a happy family of four! We are expecting our third little bundle of boy in February 2013! I am a daughter of the Most High! Jesus Christ is my first love! With my whole heart I desire to honor and bring Him glory everyday! Here you'll find a mix of topics, from my walk with Christ, my journey as a homeschooling mom, and my love for cooking real food and feeding my family on a budget!