Pantry Challenge: Week #1 Shopping Trip & Meal Plan

Pantry Challenge Week 1 Real Mom Nutrition

It’s the first day of the Autumn Pantry Challenge! Today, I made trips to Aldi and my neighborhood supermarket and spent only $32 on groceries for the week (my weekly budget is $50 or less). Week One Meal Plan Sunday: Beef Barley Soup, Homemade Oatmeal Yogurt Rolls, Salads Monday: Leftovers Tuesday: Cod from freezer, Whole…

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Join My Pantry Challenge!


I have a tendency to stockpile food (read: Hello, My Name is Sally. And I Hoard Groceries.). I can’t pass up a good deal, and there’s something comforting about having three extra canisters of oats on hand just in case. But at some point, my basement shelves runneth over. And my wallet feels especially empty. I…

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School Wellness in Action: Field Trips, Field Day & What You Can Do

Healthier snack for school field day by Real Mom Nutrition

As a member of the PTA’s Wellness Committee at my son’s school, I help plan programming and events that encourage kids to eat healthier and move more. This is the last in a series of posts highlighting the wellness activities at our school (read “Programs That Rock” Part 1 and Part 2). I hope you’ll get…

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Halloween Snack Solutions for Classroom Parties


I like candy corn and pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies as much as the next person. But our little trick-or-treaters are about to be bombarded with sweets. So if your child’s class is celebrating Halloween with a party, why not go easy on the treats? Many schools are now requesting healthier party snacks anyway. Here are three ideas:…

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