How to Plan Flexible Mediterranean Meals Without Breaking the Bank or Eliminating Your Favorite Foods

How to Plan Flexible Mediterranean Meals Without Breaking the Bank or Eliminating Your Favorite Foods

Lately, I’ve become more flexible with how I structure our meals and less vigilant about making sure Jeremy and I have two vegetables or a fruit AND a vegetable with every lunch and dinner. As a result, meal-planning has become a lot easier and we have been more satisfied with our food.

Fast and Cheap Snack Ideas for the Mediterranean Diet

Fast and Cheap Snack Ideas for the Mediterranean Diet

I’m a huge fan of snacking. I know that some people prefer “three square meals” and nothing more, but I rarely make it through a day without a snack at some point. According to Mintel, 94% of Americans snack at least once a day, so apparently I’m in good company. ;)

How to Make Any Recipe More Mediterranean Diet-Friendly (and why you should)

How to Make Any Recipe More Mediterranean Diet-Friendly (and why you should)

I love food. I love cooking it, eating it, and shopping for it. These three activities are in my top 10 favorite activities of life. You could say I'm kind of a foodie... ;) I passionately believe that good-tasting food is one of the simple joys of everyday life.

10 Healthy Foods that Save Money on Groceries Every Week (Part 1)

10 Healthy Foods that Save Money on Groceries Every Week (Part 1)

One of the keys to staying under my $80-per-week grocery budget (for my husband, Jeremy, and me) is a core group of foods that are always in my fridge (or pantry). All of these items A) have excellent nutritional qualities, B) can be used in a variety of ways, and C) are very inexpensive. They have the perfect food trifecta. ;)

7 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Every Day without Burning Out

7 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Every Day without Burning Out

If you get a room full of nutritionists, health coaches, doctors, and nutrition researchers, they might not agree on much about nutrition (which is what makes nutrition so confusing!!), but I can assure that they will agree on one thing: if we want to feel better and nourish our bodies, we need to eat more vegetables!

6 Strategies to Save Over $3000 Per Year on Food While Following a Mediterranean Diet

6 Strategies to Save Over $3000 Per Year on Food While Following a Mediterranean Diet

I want to share a really practical post about the top six strategies I use to save money on food every week. Each strategy individually saves a significant amount of money over the course of a year. Put together, they will take a big chunk out of your grocery bill every single week! Some of them are straightforward, but a few of them might surprise you! I discovered and honed all of them by trial and error so you don't have to.

How to Plan a Week of Whole Food-based, Mediterranean, Budget-Friendly Meals

How to Plan a Week of Whole Food-based, Mediterranean, Budget-Friendly Meals

I want to share the process I use week after week to make a whole foods-based, Mediterranean, and budget-friendly meal plan for myself and my husband, Jeremy. It all revolves around planning our core meals for the week.

As Benjamin Franklin said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Planning is essential, but it doesn't have to be super complicated or hard. I'll show you how! Here are the actual steps I follow to plan a week's worth of whole foods-based, Mediterranean, and budget-friendly meals for myself and my husband.