Day 10 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Plan a Freezer Cooking Session

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Today is Day 10 and your assignment: Plan a Freezer Cooking Session. What is a Freezer Cooking Session? Freezer cooking is wildly popular right now and it involves prepping meals to be stored in the freezer. I bit the bullet and had my very first freezer cooking session a few years ago. Meals need to be easy to prepare and tasty to eat and that is where freezer cooking can swoop in to save the day. What are your favorite freezer cooking recipes?

6 More Ways to Handle Food Price Inflation

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If you’ve been paying attention at all while you shop for food, you’ve probably noticed that grocery prices have been going up in the last year or so. Groceries are actually, factually more expensive than they were a year or two ago. Change where you shop.

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What We Ate this Week on our Budget 10.20.17

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Grocery spending can get out of hand quickly, so I post our weekly menu to ensure that I am planning it weekly. Our monthly grocery budget for my family of 4 is $500. This week at the grocery store, I found a whole chicken marked down to a nice price. I cooked it in my Instant Pot (look for the directions on Monday 10/23/17), and used the meat for Tuesday night’s dinner. Wednesday: leftover night. Want to lower your grocery bill?

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How We Frugal-ed in February 2020

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Frugal Kitchen in February: Curbside Pick-up: I continued my new grocery routine in February. On Friday morning, I pull into the drive-through during my allotted time and my groceries are placed in the back of my car. In the past, I made my meal plan and grocery shopped on Sundays.

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How I Spent $425 on Groceries in March

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I have been diligently challenging myself to spend less at the grocery store this year. But we have some serious financial goals to hit and the grocery budget is an easy target when it comes to cutting the budget. Our grocery budget since January has been $450 , which is down from an average of $600 last year, but I wanted to see if I could get it to $400 for March. I’ve included pictures below of most of my grocery shopping trips for the month. leftovers.

Gwyneth Paltrow’s $29 Food Stamp Budget – I pay $30 a week no food stamps

Coupons Do Work

I shop at the end of the season. actually rule of thumb : shop for kids clothes during ‘off season’ that is when you find the best sales. Here is an article I Wrote in 2013 that I am going to repost on how I survive on a $30 bucks a week on my grocery bill for the whole family : Question: can you survive on $200 a month grocery shopping for the whole family? They were the leftovers. Step 2: leftovers.

How to Save Money on Groceries

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Looking for ways to save money on groceries? Groceries is one budget category that can get out of control very quickly. However, groceries is also an easy budget category to control, but it takes some planning, skill, and organization. Personally, if I don’t make a shopping list and plan my meals, my grocery budget is toast. These are strategies I use weekly to keep my grocery bill in line with our budget. How to Save Money on Groceries.

8 Tips to Help You Save Money While On Vacation

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Are there reliable grocery stores at your destination? Maybe you don’t want to cook at all during your vacation or maybe eating out for every meal is beyond what your budget can handle. Everyone will have at least one night to cook for the entire crowd and the other nights, we''ll collaborate on a meal. Usually there is enough leftovers for the last night to be a ‘clean out the fridge’ night.

Learn to Start Meal Planning | Guest Post

Saving Cents With Sense

I do all of the grocery shopping for our family of two. A little over a year ago, I started meal planning in order to make the most of our grocery budget and cook healthy meals. Each Sunday, I sit down with our calendar and see how many nights we will both be home where I can cook. We always account for one night for a date night out and one or two nights to take care of leftovers. I find that when I mix it up, it makes cooking more fun!

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