Dana’s Healthy Breakfast Burritos

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As a registered dietitian, I am always trying to get as many servings of vegetables into my family as possible. One easy way to sneak in an extra serving of veggies is with these vegetable filled breakfast burritos. These burritos are freezer friendly and make for a quick breakfast on the go.   Healthy Breakfast Burrito Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken


Truly the easiest way I have found to feed my family of seven is to put the slow cooker to work for me. Whether I am out for the day or busy with homeschooling our age range, I can serve up slow cooker deliciosity. My slow cooker history will prove my love: A few of my slow cooker recipes here on $5 Dinners. Chicken, steak, hummus, yogurt and more. We enjoy Erin’s Slow … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Batch Cooking: Biscuits


Few things in my stretching-the-budget and filling-tummies career have made as big a difference as biscuits. Do you remember how much the canned variety costs? Oh, I dearly love the convenience. But I don’t like paying for it. Especially when I have to get so many cans to feed the seven of us. And that’s where batch cooking homemade biscuits comes in. But here’s the trick. … [Read more...]

Denise’s Marvelous Meatballs – Bulk Cooking Recipe


We do LOTS of bulk cooking because our family of seven always seems to be eating  but momma doesn't always want to be cooking, and it's important to us (and to our budget) to prepare home cooked meals as often as possible.  Our five kiddos are pretty picky and all seem to have different tastes so it feels a lot like hitting the lottery when we find a dish that always pleases … [Read more...]