Monday, January 23, 2012

Real Food Challenge

Soooo there hasn't been a Real Food Challenge post in awhile has there? I got off track when Christmas rolled around and I haven't picked it back up since. I am thinking I may suspend the weekly challenges for awhile. Right now I am focusing on how to feed our family healthy food on a tiny budget. Let me tell you it is not easy. It is really tempting to just pick up six packages of Ramen noodles for $1.00 and let my husband eat those for lunch (he loves them, he would not be offended at all if I made this choice). We are learning to stretch our leftovers and doing our best not to waste anything. Before we always had produce that went bad and ended up in our compost, just wasted money. Now there is a lot less of that- it still happens but not nearly as much.

I am trying to find recipes that fit into the healthy category but do not cost so much. Instead of purchasing quinoa we eat brown rice, we have cut out meat several times a week since it is so expensive. The hubby sometimes has a hard time not having meat but we are adjusting.

Made this recipe from Clean Eating Magazine. Loved it!

My sister pointed me to this great blog that has simple recipes, with 5 ingredients or less. I am going to try this one next week. I have never been very good with coming up with creating a recipe on my own, I am very much a recipe follower. I think that I may have to get creative though. If anyone has any simple, budget friendly meals PLEASE send them my way!


  1. I'm going to email you some recipes when I get a free moment. Miss you lots and love your blog!

    1. Yes, please do! I miss you lots too, but not too long until I see you!