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Welcome to the Family Meals Project

The FMP is more than just a recipe website. Our mission is to bring our community members together to exchange ideas for planning, preparing and sharing healthy, budget-friendly meals.

Share food, have fun & conversation

Share food, have fun & plan thoughtful conversation. More…

Watch for Ferndale Family Meals workshops starting soon!

Watch for Ferndale Family Meals workshops starting soon!

The Family Meals Project met with County nonprofit agencies to combine our effort to promote a Healthy Future for the Pacific Northwest. Read more:

We partnered with other groups & promote a Healthy PNW future…. more:

Get the family together to plan meals.

A well-stocked pantry leads to well-planned meals. Read more…

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Everyone lends a hand during Cook-Ins, Host one in your area. More…

Pizza Cook-Ins can be fun. easy and nutritious when....

Pizza Cook-Ins can be fun. easy and nutritious when….

 

This $10 meal was assembled from food storesd in our pantry. To set up your pantry, read more..,

This $10 meal was assembled from food  in our pantry.,

spice mix

Assemble your own spice and herb mixes. Our 5-part series will show you how.

Cooks often rely upon recipes to create a meal. But do you really need one?

Cooks often rely upon recipes to create a meal. But do you really need one?

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There are several reasons for serving food “restaurant-style.” read more…

Picture of a $10 meal.

Have an emergency? Need a quick meal? Go to your cupboard for a “sponge.”

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Find a local Food Co-op for organic fresh herbs, spices & mixes.

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See our list of top 25 herbs and spices. Use them to vary your recipes.

Baked chicken thighs and steamed veggies team up for a budget-stretching meal.

Baked thighs and steamed veggies make for a budget-stretching meal.

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Lisa Samuel, a registered dietitian  taught three of our FMP pilot classes.

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TV dinners are easy to make with planned-overs. Use oven-proof trays.

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Download a free copy of Eat Well for Less on the book resources page..

 
Third post of basic recipes. Follow our instructions and see how simple it is.

Third post of basic recipes. See how simple it is to include pasta in your plan.

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Buy ingredients that look like real food. Fresh natural foods have vital nutrients…

Use our 25 basic recipes to create thousands of variations.

Use our 25 basic recipes. Change them to create thousands of variations.

 
Stretch your food dollars, Find a restaurant supplier.

Stretch your food dollars, Find a restaurant supplier open to the public..

 

 

Get Involved

  • Join our Steering Committee in Whatcom County

  • Start a Family Meals Project in your community

  • Register and share your ideas in our forum 

  • Become an author and contribute web posts

  • Meet with your family to plan, prepare & share healthy meals

  • Follow and post on Facebook and Twitter

 We look forward to launching a new series of cooking events in Whatcom County and invite you to join our planning committee. Contact us…