Fit & Frugal: Surviving a Fiscal Fast

As we are pushing through the most expensive…err…I mean, the happiest season of all, many are going to unwillingly prepare themselves for the fiscal fast of the new year.  This does not have to be a bad thing!  Actually, it can be quite a relief when you get down to actually doing it.  If you […]

Fit Foodie: Crazy busy

New scheduling and the holidays have made my menu plans really…well…meh.  I am struggling to remember to defrost meat before heading out for the first half of the day and then when I get back, I’m realizing that I simply do not have enough time to make it work.  One of these days I will […]

Banana Bread 

Banana Bread Our go-to banana bread recipe has been swapped quite a few times in the last 10 years.  Changes in ingredients.  Changes in ovens.  Changes in what we have available without me having to leave the house.  This one though…this has been the culmination of all of those recipes.  One monster recipe that we […]

Fit Foodie: The looooong pay period

My husband and I wince when the few long pay periods come along.  Currently, we are on a 19 day one and it is rough in the menu plan department.  We could have done a little less on the last pay’s groceries but we changed our budgeting plan to calculate the days in the pay period […]

Fit Foodie: A family affair

Our family cooking nights are turning into something amazing!  There is this pride that I am seeing in my children’s faces that is priceless.  Granted we are talking spaghetti cooking and not 5 Michelin star quality meals but one day…who knows right? The meal bins/rotation has made life so much easier.  I am trying to always […]

Fit Foodie:  Involving the kids more

Dinners have been different here.  The kids have been wanting to help out more.  We have been focusing on lower technicality recipes.  I am trying to feed their curiosity but also their want to help.  It is so easy to get caught up in the moment and turn a child down from helping because we […]

Fit Foodie:  So much prepping… 

…there are so many containers everywhere.  This prepping business is serious.  I really thought that it wouldn’t be too much more work than I normally do BUT I forgot one key factor…I don’t just prep meals for myself.  Oops.  #Familyofsixproblems  I am still fine tuning it all but I think I have found a sweet […]

Fit Foodie: From 6 to 3

Who would’ve known that it would be ridiculously hard going from our cooking for the 6 of us to my husband, baby bear and myself???  I have way too much food leftover and planned way too many meals.  Gosh… I thought I had gotten better with this estimation but my veggies going bad in the […]

Fit Foodie: For the love of food

Food is much easier while not training.  The motivation to cook and try new things fizzles out when you need to properly fuel with things you know that will be safe for the amount of exercise.  I think that’s why I fall in love with the down time in between.  It allows me to explore […]