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Meal Planning Benefits

Whether you’re a stay at home, or a working parent, figuring out what’s for dinner can be frustrating and stressful. Meal planning is a great way to help relieve not only stress, but also save money and time. In addition, meal planning is a great way to keep you and your family eating healthier! With[…] Read More

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Eat your fruits and veggies – on a budget

Grocery shopping on a tight budget can be challenging, especially if you’re trying to eat healthy. But there are many ways to manage your food dollars and still purchase a variety of delicious and healthy foods that your family will love. The MyPlate guidelines recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Does[…] Read More

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Reducing Food Waste

In the U.S., over 37 million tons of food are wasted each year. That’s a lot of food that ends up in landfills instead of on plates! Most people probably don’t realize how much food they are actually wasting. The sliced bread that got moldy before you finished it; the leftover meatloaf that you meant[…] Read More

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Save money on baby food

Last week we discussed the impact of a new baby on the amount of money families spend on food for its newest member. The cost to feed a baby adds up quickly, and can range from approximately $100 – $175 per month.[1] Such a big increase to a family’s food budget may be a source[…] Read More

What’s in season in March?

During the spring and summer North Carolina has a wide variety of seasonal produce available in the grocery stores and farmers’ markets. I look forward to seeing large bunches of beets, juicy peaches, and fresh okra during the warm months. Do you ever wonder if anything can grow during the cold winter months? There’s less[…] Read More