Cook Once Eat Twice: Quick Healthy Meal Ideas

Cook once eat twice

Hello, Pounds4Pennies readers! I’m so excited to stop by for a visit today. I’m Emily from That’s What I Eat, where I blog about how I lost 70 pounds using real, unprocessed food. I’m a wife, mom, blogger, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and lover of all things health and nutrition. It’s nice to meet you! Learn How to Cook Once Eat Twice There are two main complaints I hear all the time when people come to me for help. No one seems to have enough time or money anymore, and they certainly aren’t going to waste either on being healthy. I love to spread the […]

Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets Recipe

Homemade pizza pockets with cheese

Who doesn’t love pizza? Whenever I say the word pizza, I swear my kids (even the big ones) start jumping up and down. I have found pizza does not pack well for lunch, so I wanted to make my own Homemade Pizza Pockets for school lunches and quick snacks. The best part about these little pizza pockets is they freeze really well and only take one minute to heat up in the microwave. How cool is that? This is a huge win for this mom. This recipe makes two batches, so I made one cheese and one pepperoni. We made our own homemade pepperoni this […]

Homemade Pizza Dough from a Bread Machine

Homemade Bread Machine Pizza Dough

When I was growing up, I lived in a small town. There were less than 5,000 who lived in town. There was only one pizza place you could get pizza. It didn’t even open up until I was in 1st or 2nd grade. I always remembered the smell of fresh dough and baking pizza as soon as you opened the door. I loved that place and it is still my favorite pizza. We all love pizza. Pizza dough is so easy to make in a bread machine. My bread machine is pretty old. I have had it forever and it still works. I love it has a […]

Easy Chipotle Taco Dip for Delicious Party Food

Easy Spicy Taco Dip

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are mine alone. Whenever I get asked to a party I am always asked to bring my spicy Taco Dip. Sometimes I am not sure if I am invited to the party or my taco dip. This spicy dip is a delicious party food everyone will fall in love with. I wanted to try a little more flavor this time so I added some Tabasco Chipotle pepper sauce. I went to my Kroger store and found the Tabasco Chipotle pepper sauce in the condiments section. It was […]

Easy Cranberry Sauce Recipe Made in Minutes

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I am not sure when cranberries started to be paired with turkey for Thanksgiving day, but the tart taste compliments the meal. I am not a fan of the jellied stuff that comes out of the can. It was my mom’s favorite, but I never really acquired a taste for it. I do love cranberries and in my search many years ago I found a recipe. It is one of those ones that is so easy I just have it memorized. I couldn’t tell you where I got it. The sweetness of the orange juice and tartness of the cranberries compliment so well in this […]

Easy Ebelskivers Recipe – Mini Pancake Bites

Easy Mini Pancake Bites

Mini ebelskivers are just delicious little round ball pancakes. Ebelskivers come from Denmark are made in a special ebelskiver pan. They are traditionally severed around Christmas time with mulled wine. I have made ebelskivers super easy using my pancake mix recipe and cake pop maker for mini pancake bites. Ingredients for Mini Ebelskivers 2 Cups homemade biscuit mix 1/4 cup honey (or sugar, but not clean) 1 cup milk or buttermilk 2 eggs Directions for Mini Pancake Bites 1. Measure all the ingredients and mix in a bowl. It is ok if it is a little bit lumpy. Next I like to pour mine into […]

Easy 4 Week Clean Eating Meal Plan for the Family

Menu Planner Giveaway

I know you have been doing great with the Clean Eating Challenge. I am excited to announce I have have lost four pounds since the beginning of this month. Just by modifying my eating habits a little I was able to achieve this goal. I know you can too. Here is a four week clean eating meal plan to get you through an entire month. This list is complied of easy Clean Eating recipes the entire family will enjoy. I have not converted all my recipes to clean eating as of yet, but I am working on it. Please use this easy sugar conversion to honey […]

How to Make Any Recipe a Clean Eating Recipe (almost)

clean eating recipe conversion

I know you have been thinking how can I still eat my favorite dishes and still have them be clean? It is not as hard as you might think. You may just need a little more planning time to make sure you have everything on hand. If you have already converted your pantry to a clean eating pantry and you have a well established clean eating fridge, it is not difficult to still have your favorite dishes. No More White Stuff Just because a recipe calls for white flour doesn’t mean you cannot substitute whole wheat flour. I like to use a combination of half […]

Easy Sugar Conversion to Honey Chart

Sugar Conversion to Honey Chart

By now I am sure you are craving some of your favorite foods. What can you do to make your favorites and still eat clean? First take a look at the ingredients, how many unnatural ingredients are there. Can you use a homemade pantry staple to substitute to make it clean? Now how do you convert all that sugar in a recipe to clean natural sugar like honey or maple syrup. Easy Sugar Conversion to Honey Chart Sugar the Other White Stuff Here is a simple sugar conversion to honey chart to convert white sugar to honey or maple syrup. It is about the weight […]