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Six Basic Steps Toward Easy Meal Prep at Home
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One of the most powerful pieces of advice that I have for people in terms of saving money is to get into the habit of preparing your own meals at home – and not those prepackaged meals, either. Restaurants are expensive. Takeout is expensive. Delivered food? Expensive. Prepackaged meals? Expensive. All of that stuff drains […]

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Maine IHOP apologizes to black teens forced to prepay for a meal – USA TODAY
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USA TODAY Maine IHOP apologizes to black teens forced to prepay for a mealUSA TODAYAUBURN, Maine — IHOP's president is speaking out after a server asked a group of black teenagers to pay upfront for their meal at a restaurant in Maine. President Darren Rebelez said Tuesday that IHOP and its franchises have "zero tolerance […]

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The Art of the ‘Dump Meal’: Nine Super-Simple Ways to Get Maximum Efficiency and Value from a Slow Cooker
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One of the most efficient ways for a family to save money is to simply eat meals at home as often as possible. Feeding three or four or five people with take-out or at restaurants all the time becomes quickly expensive, even if you choose super-cheap options, and if you consider the health impact of […]

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Investors' worst fears about Blue Apron may be coming true as Amazon moves to meal kits – MarketWatch
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MarketWatch Investors' worst fears about Blue Apron may be coming true as Amazon moves to meal kitsMarketWatchShares of Blue Apron APRN, -10.60% plunged 9% Monday after an Amazon trademark filing surfaced for prepared meal kits. Blue Apron went public around the same time that Amazon bid for Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM, -0.46% during which […]

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$1 Meal Tactics: Saving Big on Food Costs, a Buck at a Time
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A little under a year ago, I wrote an article entitled Using the ‘$1 Per Meal’ Strategy to Save Big Time on Food Costs. In it, I discussed an eight-prong strategy for keeping a family’s meal costs under $1 per meal: Strategy #1 – Plan Ahead Strategy #2 – Base More Meals Around Sale-Priced Produce […]

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How to Turn a Cupboard Cleaning Into a Great Meal Plan
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Once every six months or so, I get really frustrated with the organization of our pantry and cupboards. Over the course of those months, Sarah and I have bought ingredients for various recipes and meals and simply tossed them in the pantry approximately near where they should be. That’s a convenient move in the moment, […]

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Meal Prep Day! Simple Rice and Beans
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I often talk about how I enjoy preparing meals in advance by making a bunch of duplicate meals at once, popping them in the freezer in a state that’s almost ready to eat, and then pulling them out when needed, merely reheating and then eating them. For many people, the idea of preparing a bunch […]

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Twelve Strategies for a Successful “Meal Prep Day”
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One common strategy for saving money on food that shows up in a lot of frugality books and on many frugality websites is the idea of a “meal prep day,” sometimes simply called “meal prep Sunday” because people often use a Sunday to do it. On that day, the idea is that you’ll do all […]

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