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Amanda Kintz

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This Week’s Menu and How I Menu Plan for Picky Eaters

Well, this week didn’t start out the way I had hoped. On my way to my former home to list the furniture for sale (so I could then list the house for sale) I received a phone call from my former neighbor letting me know a flash flood hit our area last night. Their basement filled with 10ft of water, and the creek overflowed several dead fish into the backyard across the street. I spent my Sunday afternoon with a shop vac as my best friend and I cleared out several sopping wet rugs. The  ...

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What’s On The Menu?

This week was a fun challenge for me, grocery budget-wise. I was almost out of some important ingredients for my smoothies (beet powder, hemp hearts) and some other groceries, but I wanted to stick to my $100/week grocery budget. So I got creative. The only way I was going to be able to afford to buy the amount of food we needed for the week and stay within budget was to cash in the $50 in referral credits I had through Imperfect Foods (check out my review of Imperfect Foods). I absolutely  ...

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Superfoods to Add to Your Smoothies

We start almost every morning with a smoothie. Smoothies are the easiest way to provide your body with the best and healthiest fast food and flood your system with nutrients. I start every smoothie with the same base of fresh fruits and vegetables, because the most powerful nutrition is found in the delicate enzymes of raw produce. I then add in seasonal produce and a variety of mix-ins for an extra boost of nutrients and plant-powered support for our day.¬† What Liquid Can I Use in my  ...

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Our Menu Plan This Week

Last week I posted our menu plan for the first time in…maybe ever in the almost 7 year history of this blog. My usual M.O. is to just keep ingredients on hand and have a basic idea of what to make and decide each day what to do. Even though on Friday I scrapped the planned meal and opted for grilled cheese (topped with my favorite guac), it was still so helpful for the week to have a specific plan for each day. So this week I wanted to continue that, both as a way to help make my own  ...

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