Frugal and Healthy Lunches for Kids – Guest Post


Sarah has some fantastic ideas for simple, healthful and inexpensive lunches for your kiddos... Packing a lunch can get costly, but by using a few great shopping methods you can easily pack a healthy lunch without breaking the bank. Here are a few easy money saving principles to keep in mind while choosing this week’s menu: Buy whatever fruits and vegetables are in … [Read more...]

Healthy Habits For Healthy Kids


I knew something had to change when the only foods my kids were eating was cinnamon toast and granola bars. Before having children, I had graduated in health education and was teaching people in the community the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. I would wonder to myself why parents had such a hard time getting their kids to eat better, until I had my own kids … [Read more...]

Heather’s Arroz Con Pollo

arroz con pollo

Heather shares her family's recipe for Arroz con Pollo...this was one of our favorite from our time down in the Dominican Republic!! One of my favorite frugal dishes is Arroz Con Pollo (Chicken and Rice). A total comfort food for me and my family, it’s a low cost meal that doesn’t feel low cost at all. I’ve tweaked this recipe a lot over the years and I’ve finally settled on … [Read more...]

Stockpiling Moms’ Thursday Recipe Spree – Guest Post


We are excited to introduce a new feature at Stockpiling Moms - A Guide to Frugal Living...our first Meme called Thursday Recipe Spree. We LOVE to cook and enjoying sharing recipes with our readers! In fact, I taught Family and Consumer Science (Home Economics) for 11 years before leaving my career to stay home with my son. I taught Foods, Culinary Arts, Lifeskills, … [Read more...]

Magnetic Menu Planner

A very clever meal planning idea from Stacie...that I couldn't not share with you! I'm always looking for ways to improve my menu planning!  I've tried so many different approaches (calendars, binders, computer programs, etc.), but I've never quite found the perfect match for me.  When I ran across a few ideas about making a magnetic menu planner for the refrigerator, I … [Read more...]