Does once a month cooking for a family of 5 really save enough money to make it worth it?

Question by Margaret: Does once a month cooking for a family of 5 really save enough money to make it worth it?
Hello. I am a mother of three beautiful children,ages 10,6 and 3 and am expecting a new little one in June. I work three 12-hour days per week. What we do right now is I make up two dinners the night before I am scheduled to work and my husband heats the second one up at the kids’ normal dinner time at 5, since I don’t get home until 7:30 or so. I was thinking about it and it might be easier and cheaper if I took one weekend out of the month to make all of our dinners for that month. I could come up with a two week plan for meals depending on sales, double the recipes, buy in bulk at Costco and then freeze them. It would be nice to just be able to throw something into the oven then go help with homework or whatever instead of having to take time away from my children to cook a healthy meal each day. So the convenience factor is definitely there. However, I was wondering if it would actually be cheaper by more than just a marginal amount to do it once a month. Have any of you done this? Has it saved you much money on your grocery bill? Any other drawbacks to once a month cooking?
We had tried that and it didn’t work out too well. I love my husband but he has trouble multitasking between cooking and watching the three of them. When he is home with only my older two, then he can cook just fine. It is my youngest son, who is three and extremely clingy, that creates the issue.

Best answer:

Answer by T68
I recommend you work with your husband and let him know it is OK if he cooks 2-3 days/week. It is not that big of a deal. If he can make himself a sandwich, he can make a meal for the family.

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An Apple a Day is Not Enough – A Poem by Taylor Mali

“An Apple a Day Is Not Enough” is a powerful poem written and performed by Taylor Mali (a well-known spoken word artist and teacher) about the importance of health education. It’s done in the style of kinetic typography. We must get the word out about the importance of health education and its ability to get this country’s health back on track—but we can’t do it alone. Please share this video: Forward it, blog about it, like it on Facebook and send it to your Twitter followers. We’d also love to hear your thoughts on the issue in the comments below.
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Sports Performance: Your Essential Guide On How To Accelerate Your Performance In Sports With Regular Exercise, Healthy Eating Habits And Enough Rest … Exercises To keep The Body Sports-Ready!

Sports Performance: Your Essential Guide On How To Accelerate Your Performance In Sports With Regular Exercise, Healthy Eating Habits And Enough Rest … Exercises To keep The Body Sports-Ready!

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Is my eating habits healthy enough?

Question by GINA: Is my eating habits healthy enough?
I’m 110 ( 16, 5`4 ) and drink from anywhere between 16 – 45 oz. of water a day.

I cut out cookies and chips from my everyday afterschool snack and switched to granola bars , pretzels or fruit.

I don’t deprived myself from having atleast some fries , or chips ect . once or twice a week.

I just want to eat healthy and learn how to get a smaller butt and be healthy.

Any tips ?

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Answer by Becky S
it’s not about a small butt it’s about a toned butt… check out kim kardashion(?)

eat fruits and veggies to the max
and try cutting out animal products… such as cheese, milk, meat, etc etc

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October 30 2007 day 19 – Are you getting enough fiber?

October 30 2007 day 19 – Are you getting enough fiber?
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Fiber plays an important role in the metabolism of carbohydrates. If a meal contains 30 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fiber, the meal is said to contain 20 net grams of carbohydrates (fiber content is subtracted from carbohydrate content to compute net carbohydrates). Fiber also slows down the absorption of carbohydrates, thus preventing blood sugar spikes. I make it a point to have a fresh salad twice a day, at lunch and at dinner. It helps slow down the digestion of the main entree, while giving me a healthy dose of fiber. Watch the salad dressing though, because a lot of salad dressings sold in stores may contain a bunch of carbs. I usually stick to low fat low carb dressing like lite ranch or italian. It is also easy to make fresh salad dressing using herbs, spices, lemon/lime juice, balsamic vinegar and some extra virgin olive oil.

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am i eating enough for 2, should i eat if im not hungry?

Question by christina j: am i eating enough for 2, should i eat if im not hungry?
my husband and i decided that we wanted to be more healthy due to the upcoming arrival of our daughter. we want to be fit and active and also teach her healthy eating habits. we decided that our new years resolution would be to eat healthy, im obviously not trying to lose weight yet but we are both counting calories. i haven’t set a limit to how many calories i would eat while still pregnant ( im 35 weeks) but figured i should go ahead and get use to keeping track of whats in im eating. anyway.. most of the articles that ive read said that women should eat about 300 more calories than i did before becoming pregnant and i think im eating far less than that. since the start of the year my daily average is between 1400-1500, sometimes less. im not hungry, sometimes i cant even finish my plate. most of the foods that i eat are veggies, fruits and other healthy foods. my question is should i eat more calories even if im not hungry or am i eating enough for 2?

Best answer:

Answer by Greeny
You sound like you are fine! Don’t worry =)

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Is 6 weeks enough time to see visible results from a new diet/exercise plan?

Question by Lee: Is 6 weeks enough time to see visible results from a new diet/exercise plan?
I am starting a new diet and exercise plan. Is 6 weeks enough time to see visible results?

I will be doing push-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, jogging, and lower body exercises as well. Also, I will also be starting a new diet of healthy and low fat meals.

That said, is 6 weeks enough time to see visible results?

Best answer:

Answer by Becky Smith
Yes 6 weeks is enough. Dont get me wrong you may not see major results but there will MOST definitely some form of visible result if you stick with :-0 Good Luck 🙂

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The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner

The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner

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