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10 Meal Planning Tips to Help You Save Money

Figuring out what to feed your family every single day, three times a day, plus snacks can be stressful.  When I don’t meal plan properly I usually end up at someones drive through and stuffing my face with french fries. As much as I love me some fries, I can’t feed that to my kids every day. It also doesn’t help with my waistline.  Since my Walmart video dropped (HERE), I’ve received a lot of questions regarding meal planning and budgets.  Keep reading for my meal planning tips that help me save time, money and my sanity.

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Getting to the Gym

This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and it’s advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

I’ve been doing my best to make it to the gym at least 3 days a week. I’ve been doing pretty well with sticking to my routine. Some weeks, I even work out 5 days a week. Don’t get it twisted, having two kids and getting to the gym is far from easy. It takes planning, practice and having the right products in place to get me there. I wanted to share with you how I make it to the gym at least 3 times a week with some serious planning and the new Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles.

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Weight Loss Journey Update

This post is sponsored by Poise.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Since it Mother’s Day weekend I thought I would update you on my weight loss progress since most of us moms (women in general) struggle with trying to lose weight.  It’s been a while since my last breakdown update.  The last time I shared about my weight loss struggle I was battle the thoughts of giving up.  I’m glad I didn’t.  Here are a few before and progress photos.  I’m not going to use the term after because I’m not done.  This is a lifestyle for me and always will be.  In addition to the progress photos, I also wanted to share what has been helping me on this journey.

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Organic Snacks & Quick Meals for the Family

This post is sponsored by Annie’s for Publix.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

Over the last 2 years, I’ve been doing my best to provided home cooked meals nights.  It’s a lot of work, but this is the best way I can make sure my girls consume more natural and organic food.  Stocking up on Annie’s Home Grown natural and organic products from Publix saves me time and money than a trip to a specialty store.  This week I saved a few coins at Publix on my organic purchases.  At Publix, when you purchase 4 participating Annie’s products you get a free half gallon of Publix Greenwise Organic Milk.   You can never have enough snacks or milk.

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Low Carb Turkey Sausage & Cauliflower Rice Skillet Recipe

This post is sponsored by Green Giant.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you may have noticed my efforts to get fit and also feed my family nutritious meals.  Unfortunately, my kids don’t have the same goals as I do.  I have to get creative to find ways to get them to eat their vegetables. I’m also working hard to trim a few inches from my waistline by lowering my carbs.  I’ve finally found an easy solution for both issues!  Green Giant recently introduced a new line of frozen veggies, cauliflower rice at Walmart.  Game changer!

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