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5 Quick & Easy Mason Jar Meals

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These mix-and-match meal prep jars make healthy lunches easy and are perfect for keeping your meals fresh for days – a game changer for anyone feeling stuck in a lunch rut! They’ll breathe new life into your midday munching, especially on those hectic days. These are all 32 oz mason…

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Family Meals Month Meal Plan

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September is Family Meals Month, a movement to raise awareness of the physical, social, and mental health benefits of eating frequent family meals. Courtesy of East Side Table, here’s one week of delicious, budget-friendly meals you can make for your family, complete with a shopping list, prep steps,…

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Top 10 Budget-friendly Finds at the Co-op

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By Katie Marty, Mississippi Market Community & Event Coordinator These are 10 of my favorite budget-friendly, go-to ingredients that I purchase regularly for my family of four. I love that these items are not only affordable, but also taste delicious and reduce waste. The majority support local farmers and makers,…

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Budget-friendly Sustainability

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Everyone is in a different spot in their journey to sustainable living. With all the eco-friendly products out there, you may be unsure where to start and what products are best. While there are many options to invest in, from reusable silicone storage bags and stainless-steel straws to mason jars…

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Recipe Collection: Budget Cooking Class Series

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If budgeting and meal-planning are two of your 2021 goals, look no further than this list of tasty, nutritious and budget-friendly recipes. Each was featured as part of our monthly Budget Cooking class series, where we teach participants how to make a meal that feeds four people for…

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Budget Tips at the Co-op

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East Side Table is a nonprofit comprised of 13 community organizations working together to make cooking at home easier for our East Saint Paul community. Through empowering individuals to improve food skills, awareness, and access to healthy foods, we can also improve the overall health and well-being of the…

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Budget-friendly Meals

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As we hunker down to help limit the spread of COVID-19, now is the perfect time to focus on making home cooked meals using some of those pantry staples you’ve stocked up on. Check out the recipes below for easy mealtime solutions using bulk, canned and frozen favorites, including beans,…

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