Keep it Simple, Make it Delicious

**this collaboration is sponsored by Walmart**

Making HEALTHY choices… it’s what January is all about for the majority of us out there. Hitting that reset button on all things health and wellness and setting those daily goals to get yourself acclimated for living a better life by making smarter food + beverage choices = I have a feeling I’m not alone in this mentality as I had to toss out some of my leftover Christmas treats so I didn’t feel the need to indulge anymore. Having said that, if you’re like me, you’ve found that eating healthy also seems to be quite expensive. But, now with my Walmart membership, gives me a head start on budgeting by helping me save money on shipping fees, store delivery AND even snagging member prices on fuel, too.

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Natasha Stoneking holding and apple while standing next to a pile of food and a reusable Walmart shopping bag on her kitchen counter.

Let’s talk food… snacking is what used to get me in trouble. Those late afternoon “treats” that I couldn’t say no to, evening dessert necessities to satisfy that sweet tooth. Oh and let’s not even talk about the sugary drinks I consumed without thinking twice–crazy that I don’t even care to drink sodas anymore at all! But now, I make better-for-me decisions and Walmart+ helps me get stock up on staples that I always need in my kitchen AND snacks that are healthy, delicious and keep me on budget as well. Here are a few pantry staples we always have on hand, for the kiddos, myself and the hubs too:

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Boom Chicka Pop popcorn, bananas, Quaker popcorn cakes, sweet potatoes, cuties, cliff bars, Snyder's pretzels, apples and a reusable Walmart shopping bag.

Quaker Caramel Rice Cakes | Clif Bars | Nut Packs | Mini Pretzel Packs | Boom Chicka Pop Bags | Clementines
Assorted Fruits and Veggies [sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, berries]

As for other essentials that keep me on track throughout my week, let’s chat about those easy peasy dinners we can assemble in under 30 minutes flat that everyone will eat. I’m ALL for meal planning because it helps with my grocery shopping list and that way there aren’t any unknowns when thinking of meals throughout our week. My girls have extracurricular activities 4 out of the 5 weeknights so if I can set myself up for dinner time success BEFORE 5pm comes and it’s time for me to cook, I take the guessing game out of what everyone wants and not having to dedicate myself to becoming a short order chef.

It doesn’t have to be some Pinterest-worthy recipe… keep it straightforward and simple with staple dishes everyone in your home will eat– some of these I modify depending on the day since I carb cycle and track my macros. A few off the top of my head are Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas, Easy Shrimp and Grits, Ham + Popyseed Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potato Salad, Lasagna Soup and Mississippi Pot Roast are just a few staples that make their monthly rotation in our house that everyone enjoys and all feature easy-to-order ingredients when you get grocery delivery via Walmart+!

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: collage image of sliders, soup, shrimp and grits, chicken enchiladas, and crockpot pot roast.

And once I save all that money on the food + staples we need, I want to be sure it lasts as long as possible, hence my love affair with Rubbermaid Brilliance Storage Containers… keeps my fresh finds + leftovers tasty so we can all enjoy the good stuff even longer!

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of berries and grapes in glass storage containers next to some apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, and reusable Walmart shopping bags.

Bottom line, whether you’re attempting to spend less, eat better in 2021 or just spruce up your culinary skills in the kitchen, Walmart+ membership makes all that a reality with free shipping, no order minimum (excludes oversized/freight & Marketplace items) and free delivery from your store on orders $35+ (restrictions apply). 

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of a Walmart+ ad.

Rather than spending all your time at the store this year, use free delivery from your store to exercise, read a book, learn a new hobby or organize and declutter! So many amazing finds that are all part of this membership that saves you time, energy and money most of all… just $12.95 monthly or score an entire year like I did for just $98. SIGN UP NOW

I’m a gal that needs to work smarter, not harder and Walmart+ helps me do that. While the kiddos are at school during the day, I can tackle my work from the convenience of home and sweet home AND get my essentials delivered quickly and easily = it’s a no brainer!

Walmart Membership by popular Nashville lifestyle blog, Hello Happiness: image of Natasha Stoneking standing on her front porch and holding two re-usable Walmart shopping bags.

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