There’s even a free printable with instructions and labels for your freezer meals.
I’m f-i-n-a-l-l-y getting around to telling you about my very successful one-hour freezer cooking session that I did recently.
So this Peppermint Skinny Chocolate was a winner. I was kind of hesitant about how it would turn out, but I followed the recipe exactly — including the tips the blog suggested — and it was delicious. In fact, it was so good that I was tempted to literally lick the bowl out. Instead, I scraped it clean (see above).
If you are looking for a delicious and healthy chocolate recipe, I recommend this Peppermint Skinny Chocolate.
I cut it in small pieces and stored it in the freezer and it’s the perfect treat on a hot day!
Next up, I made a batch of Homemade Energy Bites. These are the snack of choice for my kids this summer. And I love it that they are packed with pretty healthy ingredients.
One batch lasts the three kids about a week. But I can’t always keep up with the demand, so Kathrynne asked me if she could learn how to make them, too. See pictures of how her batch turned out here.
And while I was busy making Skinny Chocolate and Energy Bites, the guys were whipping up a batch of Whole-Wheat Pancakes.
I love baking and cooking together in the kitchen as a family. And now that we’ve overhauled our lifestyle with the move to TN, it’s becoming a fairly regular occurrence around here — which is so much fun!
1 Cantaloupe – $1.49
1 pkg Carrots – $0.99
1 Vegetable Oil - $2.29
3 Cucumbers – $0.59 each
2 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each
1 pkg Cherries – $1.49
1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.29
1 pkg Celery – $1.19
1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29
1 pkg Blueberries – $1.49
Total (with tax): $16.36
I rarely shop at Walmart but couldn’t resist the price of these fabric softeners.
2 Final Touch Fabric Softeners – $2.48 each, used 2 $2/1 printable (no longer available) - $0.48 each after coupons
Total with tax ($0.06): $1.02
Items a part of the Mega Sale:
2 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.99 each, used 2 $1.50/1 printable (no longer available) – $1.49 each after coupons
4 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta – $0.49 each, used 2 $1/2 printable - Free after coupons
4 Hefty Storage Bags – $0.99 each, used 2 $1/2 printable - $0.49 each after coupon
2 Kraft Cheese – $2.29, used $2/2 catalina coupon – $1.29 each after coupon
1 Lettuce – $0.99
2 lbs Ground Beef – $1.99 each
1 Green Pepper – $0.99
1.53 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $0.90
0.67 lbs Broccoli @ $1.59/lb – $1.07
Total before coupons and sales: $46.66
Total with tax ($1.75) after coupons and sales: $17.16
Total for all items: $34.54
Menu Plan for this Week
Cereal, Toast, Smoothies, French Toast Roll-Ups (Don’t these look amazing?!? I saw the recipe on Pinterest and knew immediately I had to try it.)
Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes, Tuna Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Fruit/Veggies/Cheese, Baked Potatoes and Steamed Broccoli
Salad Bar, Sliced Cantaloupe
Hamburgers (My parents gave us a huge box of frozen hamburger patties last week!), Homemade French Fries, Green Beans, Grapes
Savory Crescent Chicken Pockets, Tossed Salad
Grilled Pizza, Steamed Broccoli
Meat Potato Quiche, Biscuits, Fruit Salad
Pancakes, Eggs, Sliced Cantaloupe
Double Date Night with our friends
Download a free printable Slow Cooker Menu Plan for July.
I’m a big fan of Aldi. You may have noticed that.
Get the complete menu and shopping list here. (You can purchase the printable pack for $1.97 if you’d like to have all the details on the menu plan and shopping list. However, all the basics you’ll need to know are in the blog post free of charge.)
Download a free printable monthly meal planner from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom.
This meal planner includes:
- 75 weeks of family-friendly meal planning
- Interactive meal planner
- Budget-friendly recipes
- Shopping lessons for kids