Guest Post: Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili

I am super excited to have my friend Ginny from Vegan in the Freezer guest post today.  Some of you may already follow her and know that her recipes are amazing and also very easy!  She is sharing her Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili with you today.  One can never have too many slow cooker recipes right?  So here you go!

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Do you want a great tasting slow cooker dinner for pennies?  Something with lots of spices for all kinds of flavor?  Well, Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili is it! Some days, in fact many days, it is so nice to be able to drop a mix of ingredients into a crock-pot and be on your way.  In the winter it helps warm the house and in the summer you can put your slow cooker on the patio and dine al fresco.

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Guest Post: How to Meal Plan

Hey you guys!  I am thrilled to have Annemarie from the blog Real Food Real Deals to this fantastic guest post on meal planning for you!

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“Putting together a weekly meal plan is one of the best habits to develop when you transition

to a homemade lifestyle. Having a meal plan in place makes life less stressful and it makes

mealtime healthier. Meal planning will help you to save money and time, too.” – Conquering

Your Kitchen, pp. 41 & 54

It would be nice if healthy, homemade food magically appeared on the table each night, but

unfortunately it doesn’t work that way. One of the most important things you can do for your

sanity is to plan out your meals ahead of time.

Sometimes that’s easier said than done. Most people don’t really like meal planning, so it’s easy

to put it off. I used to plan meals a couple days at a time, and I was constantly anxious about how

to get healthy food on the table for my family. If I didn’t know what we were having for dinner

on a particular night, I would be distracted until I figured it out.

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