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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

D'lish Dinners

When I meal plan I keep the following glamorous guidelines in mind:

~Prepares in 20 minutes or less
~Cost $10 or less
~Contains 5 ingredients or less

I aim to make all my meals whole food {From farm to table with assistance from Full Circle Farm
 Not processed & as close to its original source as possible}, gluten and dairy free. I omit the or substitute ingredients to meet our dietary needs.

Meal Planning is SO glamorous! You don't have to stress at the last minute about what to make. You have all of the ingredients on hand. It is easy on your budget and on your waist line!  I also incorporate items from our  organic, local, home delivery crop share from 

Using sale items to structure your grocery list and making a Meal Plan is the #1 way to save in your grocery bill! Statistically, 70% of the purchases made at the grocery store on average, are impulse driven.  If you can take the guess work out of what you are buying you can save BIG at the grocery store without cutting a single coupon! 

Eating a sit down dinner with your family is VERY beneficial and will save you a lot of heartache it the long run! AND, it makes your house a home.

Pick & Choose from these d'lish dinners:

I was SO surprised that my family, and myself REALLY enjoyed this meal.
The flavor is amazing!  
I will be making this again for sure! I was able to freeze enough to have for another meal.
Very frugal too! I came in $35 under budget this week!

#2~  Taco Salads
I found a great natural way to flavor your taco meat is to use salsa!
It is on sale at Fred Meyer this week.
I like to mix up things and use ground turkey too.

#3~ Root Veggies & Sausage Soup
This is something I just made up using all of the yummy veggies from our crop share.
2 Carrots
1 Parsnip
2 Potatoes
2 Stalks Celery
1/2 a diced onion
2 Cartons of Wolfgang Pucks All Natural Veggie Broth
1 Pack of All Natural Sausages {I choose Isernio's Italian Chicken Sausages}
Cook in crock-pot for 5 hours"ish"
Flavored with a sprinkle of minced garlic, Caraway Seeds, Parsley, & Rosemary.

#4~ Braised Chicken with Orange & Scallions served with Brown Rice & a Green Salad

#5~ Date Night
Make time for you and your other half to have FUN together, to connect, & to recharge as a couple.

I used to think that organic home delivered produce was WAY out of my budget!  Check out this blog post!  I was SHOCKED!  You can also check out this Vlog to see what is all included.  
It feels so good to eat well and feed my family well while sticking to my budget!  
Order now and tell them Tiffany Dirks sent ya.

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