As a working mom, I know how hard it can be to prepare healthy meals for your family day in and day out, especially after a hard day at work. The last thing you want to do once you finally pick up the kids, make it home, and start on homework, is worry about what you’re going to serve everyone for dinner. Believe me, I’ve been there, and it’s why a lot of people resort to fast food and takeout meals on a regular basis.
Cooking is a talent that not everyone has. *Raises own hand.* I don’t particularly like cooking, and I don’t understand how some people can pop into the kitchen, throw together bread, eggs, and spices, and emerge with a tasty and wonderful dish. It’s almost like magic.
For years, I declared myself “an idiot in the kitchen” and did my best to avoid learning any cooking skills. Big mistake. Now I’m in my late twenties, and I just learned how to fry an egg! Turns out not knowing how to cook makes your life hard. It forces you to rely on unhealthy and expensive prepared foods or meals out. We all know eating in saves money, but what to do if you can’t cook?
We all have to eat: it’s just a fact of life. I know that I can get real hangry when my blood sugar drops. It’s not pretty.
I also know that cutting your expenses at the grocery store is one of the best ways to save in your budget. Groceries are necessary, but they don’t have to be expensive.
How many times have you declared, “I’m going to start eating better!” only to realize a week later that it can be kind of hard to just jump into?
Healthy habits are so necessary for all of us, but so hard to keep! It can seem especially difficult when you’re on a budget.
As someone who has been cutting her grocery spending in the name of debt payoff for almost a year now, I can tell you there are some very easy methods and tips to eating healthy on a budget.
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s a great time to take a look at your budget and decide which expenses to cut in 2015 and which to keep. Can’t decide what needs to stay and what can go? Here are three easy expenses to cut out of your life and three that are absolutely necessary. Continue reading