4 Simple Ingredients to Meal Plan on a Budget

Ever struggled with meal planning? If so, you're going to love this week's episode, where I'm sharing the 4 simple ingredients for meal planning on a budget.


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4 Simple Ingredients to Meal Plan on a Budget

1. Decide the Number of Meals and Snacks 

One of the first steps in meal planning that is often overlooked is deciding the number of meals and snacks that you're going to eat for the week. This step is important because when you don't take the step to plan it out you might find yourself grabbing something from the coffee shop or gas station.

Those little trips add up, which is why it's important to plan ahead as much as you can so that you're not wasting money buying overpriced things at the convenience store that you could have gotten for so much less at the grocery store. 

2. Shop Your Pantry, Freezer, and Fridge

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How to Make a Food Budget You Can Stick To (And Still Eat Out!)

Why does it seem like it costs more money to eat in rather than eat out? 

The cost of healthy food is often one of the biggest challenges for people who are just getting started on their healthy eating journey.

The one thing I've learned as a nutrition coach and through my own trial and error is that not having a food budget is a surefire way to spend a whole lot of money "you don't have."

That's why in this episode of A Spoonful of Soul, we're talking all about how to make a food budget that you can stick to (and still eat out!)


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3 Tips For Making a Food Budget You Can Stick To

1.Track Your Current Budget

When you know where you are, it's so much easier to plan where you want to go. That's why the first step in creating a food budget is tracking your current food budget. That means not only the groceries but everything else from those dinners out with friends to that candy bar you grabbed at the gas station.

All these things add up and one...

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5 Money-Saving Grocery Tips With No Coupon Cutting Required!

How do you save money on groceries used to be a question I asked myself all of the time! 

Whether you're shopping at your local grocery store or a high-end market, you've likely experienced a grocery bill that wasn't exactly what you were expecting. 

That's why as a nutrition coach who specifically helps people eat healthy on a budget, I knew that tackling this problem was essential for my community. Because if you don't feel like you have the budget to eat healthy, you're not going to. 

If you've been frustrated with how expensive it is to eat healthy, you're going to love this post, where I share my top 5 money-saving grocery tips! Click through to watch.


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5 Money-Saving Grocery Tips  With No Coupon Cutting Required!

Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for couponing. If you're like me you've likely forgotten to bring the coupons you spent hours clipping with you to the grocery store or that app you downloaded...

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AIP-Friendly Maple-Glazed Grilled Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

It's starting to heat up in New England, which means summer is on the way and the grills are coming out!

Whether you have access to a grill or not, you're going to love this simply delicious home-cooked recipe! Join me in this episode of A Spoonful of Soul for an AIP-Friendly Maple-Glazed Grilled Salmon with Roasted Broccoli! Click through to watch. 


AIP-Friendly Maple-Glazed Grilled Salmon with Roasted Broccoli


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SERVES: 2 | PREP TIME: 5 Mins | COOK TIME:  12 Mins |  TOTAL TIME: 17 Mins


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Broccoli crown cut into florets 
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil 
  • 1/3 cup Pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup Orange juice
  • 1-2 tbsp Pure vanilla extract 
  • 4 oz Salmon fillet 
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

TOOLS NEEDED

  • Baking sheet
  • Chefs knife
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cutting board
  • Grill pan or grill 
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Oven
  • Saucepan
  • Stove

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Drizzle one...
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How to Stock a Pantry: The Complete Guide to Stocking Your Pantry on a Budget

How to eat healthy on a budget is a question that I get asked frequently. And, my answer remains the same, having a well-stocked pantry. That's why I decided to put together a complete guide to stocking your pantry on a budget. 

Here I'm going to share with you the types of ingredients you need in your pantry, the ingredients you can buy based on your budgets, and where you shop to affordably stock your pantry. 

Before you start adding these ingredients to your grocery list, I want to make note that these are suggestions of where you can. It's so important to keep in mind your food preference, as well as any food intolerances or sensitivities. You don’t need everything on this list (although having a few of them would make meal prep a lot easier). Start where you are and add as you go!


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The Types of Ingredients You Need In Your Pantry 

Whether you're stocking your pantry for...

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