One question I’m asked on a regular basis is if it’s possible to switch to a real food diet while saving money and time (and sanity).
That’s a great question. Because as someone who switched from the Standard American Diet (which we were eating for the low price of $180 each month) to a real food diet in the last few years, saving money was my main concern.
My other concern was how I would cook all of the yummy meals from scratch that I’d been reading about without spending all of my time in the kitchen.
So I went a-researching.
I read several blogs, checked out lots of books from the library and got frustrated with how hard it was to find the information I wanted.
I kept at it, though, determined to feed my family nourishing, real foods without spending all of our paycheck at the grocery store.
I learned a lot. And I’m still learning. So when a new book comes along that promises to save both time and money on real food, I jump on it.
Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms
A few days ago, I read Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms (it’s a quick, easy read) and thought, “Why couldn’t I have read this book 3 years ago?!” The advice was just so … simple.
And if you’ve been reading this blog long, you know how much I love simple.
Real Food Survival Guide for Busy Moms has a lot of great tips in it (and recipes) for saving time on real food as a busy mom. But I thought I’d share my top 3 topics Lindsey addressed, since those are the things I get asked about the most:
It’s undeniable that cooking meals from scratch brings with it the potential to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. Chopping, cooking, cleaning; there’s a lot to do.
And when I first started making meals this way, that’s exactly what I did.
Over time, I picked up tips and tricks for saving time, which I was delighted to learn, because once I started implementing them, my time in the kitchen decreased drastically.
Think that you have to choose between saving time or saving money on real food? Think again.
Often, the act of approaching anything more intentionally yields benefits in many different areas. And it’s no different with food.
Some of the tips Lindsey shares, like buying staple items online, save both time and money. Even if you prefer to do most of your shopping locally, you can still use her tips to cut costs.
One of my biggest frustrations with eating real food is traveling.
It seemed that without planning ahead for at least a week and bringing along a big bag (or two) of our own food, I’d be stuck eating a lot of food that I normally wouldn’t. (Hello upset stomach.)
Even though most of our traveling is done with kids, I can still use her tips to make sure we keep eating the food we’re used to without any added stress.
What else is included? Check it out:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Isn’t Cooking All the Time Overwhelming?
Chapter 2: Keep It Simple
Chapter 3: Is Using A Microwave Really More Convenient?
Chapter 4: Meal Planning: Is It Worth Your Time?
Chapter 5: How To Travel with Real Food
Chapter 6: How to Pack Smart Using DIY Beauty Products
Chapter 7: 5 Tips to Keep Your Family Well-Fed While You Are Traveling
Chapter 8: Lunch Ideas for Kids
Chapter 9: What To Do When You Go Out To Eat
Chapter 10: Recipes
- Fermented Condiments
- Side Dishes
- Main Dishes
- DIY Beauty Recipes
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