Tuesday, September 8, 2015

How I make meals that are Easy and Budget-Friendly!

Chicken is something that is always on my grocery list and although we don't have chicken for dinner every night, I do incorporate chicken into quite a few meals. First of all, my two boys love chicken, second it's budget-friendly and third, it's easy to make! 

My two young boys, ages 6 and 10 love to eat but are also quite picky about what they are eating so I try to make dishes that are yummy and good for them. Since it's just the three of us, we tend to eat fairly light meals so things like tacos, sandwiches and casseroles meet our needs most of the time. Like I stated above, I also have to keep within a budget and as a single mom, that means coming up with tasty dishes that don't cost a lot and ensuring that my grocery money covers as many meals as possible. That's where chicken comes in! 

I've discovered that I can buy boneless chicken breasts in bulk, cook them in my crock pot and then shred the meat using my Meat Claws from Cave Tools. After shredding the chicken I am able to use a portion of it immediately but also freeze the rest for future meals. This works out great for me! I simply take a bag of shredded chicken out of the freezer and make shredded BBQ Chicken sandwiches, Chicken tacos, Chicken enchiladas, Nachos with shredded chicken, Chicken and Rice or even Chicken Soup in the Fall and Winter. This saves me tons of time in the kitchen and makes preparing dinner a breeze! 

In case some of you arent' sure what "Meat Claws" are, they are these really cool meat handling gadgets from Cave Tools. Not only are they great for shredding meat of any kind but they are also very convenient and useful for picking up and carrying hot foods like ribs or a whole chicken! These claws are also useful for holding a large watermelon while cutting! Meat Claws are heat resistant so no risk of burning your hands! They are very easy to maintain as they are dishwasher safe as well. I love my Meat Claws and use them often, as a matter of fact, my oldest daughter is so impressed that she wants a set of her own and Cave Tools has graciously offered a 20% discount to our readers! Wow! 

Simply use this promo code when ordering: HMTVPETO 

Order your own set of Meat Claws directly from the Cave Tools website or from Amazon

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.


  1. Those are awesome. I like to shred my chicken for chicken tacos. This would save time and my hands from cramping!

  2. I like the idea of the meat claws.....looks easier than using two forks to shred meats....thanks


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