My Rebound: What is cheap, healthy and in season?

Posted at 11:55 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 09:41:06-04

Editor's note: Kendra is blogging about being a mom trying to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic at My Rebound by FOX 17. She is married with four kids: a 1-year-old daughter, 2-year-old son, 5-year-old son, 10-year-old daughter and 16-year-old bonus son. She is also the owner and lead fitness coach of Allegro Coaching in Grand Rapids, which she founded in 2009. She lives in Tallmadge Township.

Last night, I ran to Meijer to grab a few random things for the week, and as I went up and down the aisles, I started to wonder what might be the next thing that goes out of stock this fall?


Should I start hording laundry soap or coffee, just in case? While I still don’t really understand the shortage of toilet paper, it got me thinking about the abundance of fruits and vegetables all around us. Especially this time of year and for many of us, like myself, with extra time around the house.

I know it takes TIME to eat healthy and to workout and to meal prep, meditate, stretch, etc. Time is the one commodity we have all been given equal amounts of, so there is no upper class or lower class when it comes to how much TIME we have. But I’ve been trying to convince busy mamas for years that just a few minutes in the kitchen is all you really need. And not just that, it can be therapeutic, relaxing, even satisfying.


Since our family is still on a shoe-string budget for groceries this summer, I thought I would share some simple ways that we are working hard to reuse and recycle meals throughout the week. Plus, stock up on fresh and frozen veggies to make our meals heartier and more filling. Check out my top five summer go-to meals that require 20 minutes or less of prep in the kitchen. Hey, sharing is caring, and I hope my story is inspiring YOU to think outside the box and make veggies center stage for your meals this week!

Teriyaki Veggie Bowls

Beef Enchilada Casserole

Big Mac Salads

Low-Carb Pizza Casserole

Zucchini Sausage Boats

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