Daily Frugal Tip: Grow Your Own Pineapples

Couponing 101

Head on over to The Thrifty Couple to learn how to grow your own pineapples from leftover pineapple tops. Daily Frugal Tip: Grow Your Own Pineapples is a post from Couponing 101. Here’s a cool idea!

5 Tips for Growing Your Own Fruit and Vegetables

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

With food costs seeming to rise all the time, your weekly trip to the supermarket can take a big chunk out of your budget. If you’re sick of paying over the odds, think about producing your own fruit and vegetables. Save money on food costs. Get Growing

Tips On How To Save When Buying Organic Food

Couponing 101

Whole Foods also has its own coupon book and many stores will allow you to stack these coupons with manufacturer coupons (this varies by store location). Shopping At Whole Foods & Natural Food Stores. Some stores (including Whole Foods) also offer bulk discounts.

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Foods You Need to Buy Organic, and Foods You Don’t

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My grandmother, who turned 102 earlier this year, remembers when “organic” wasn’t even a word used when talking about food. All food was natural in that it wasn’t coated with hundreds of toxic pesticides, fungicides, and any other cide you can think of.

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Commercial Or Organic Food – What’s On Your Plate?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Which is the greener choice – commercially-farmed food or organically-farmed food? Let’s look at some of the facts surrounding these two methods of producing our food and find out which is the greener choice and how each one compares with helping us save money.

There’s No Such Thing As Cheap Food

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Well, there is in terms of initial outlay of cash from your wallet, but if food is cheap it’s not for good reason. For the most part, cheap food is bad food, and any “savings” one realizes by purchasing it quickly disappears once a little time passes. Cheap food is a myth.

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FREE & Discounted eBooks: The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book and The Heirloom Life Gardener

Couponing 101

The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book: Great Dairy-, Egg-, and Nut-Free Treats for the Whole Family by Kelly Rudnicki: FREE (reg. The Food Allergy Mama’s Baking Book is a one-stop guide to delicious, everyday baked goods free of dairy, eggs, and nuts — the most common food allergens.

Ways Going Green Can Improve Your Health — And Save You Money

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I admit that I’m not the greenest person out there, although I am working to improve, from participating in my utility’s efforts to increase power from renewable resources to looking for local produce and food sources whenever possible. I would love to hear your story.

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How to Pick the Right CSA for Your Needs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Over the last three years, my family has slowly moved away from buying most of our food at the grocery store to buying most of it directly from the farmer through CSAs. The food is fresh and tasty and often more reasonably priced than organic foods at large chain stores such as Whole Foods.

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Free Kindle eBooks: Kids Halloween Stories, Dump Cake Gourmet and More

For the Mommas

You and your children will enjoy the spooky tales! These 25 decadently delicious dump cake recipes will surely satisfy your sweet tooth for holiday recipes. There is a lot to be said for growing your own food.

How to Be Green and Save Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Luckily, there are so many easy things you can do to make your lifestyle greener without spending anything at all. Here’s some top ideas to save you money and ease your conscience: Waste Less Food. It’s amazing how much food we waste in the Western world.

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Freebie Friday 4/6

Saving In Akron

Thanks everyone and enjoy your freebies! Grow Your Own Food by Infinite Ideas. Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy this week's freebies brought to you by Savings Lifestyle. Make sure you check out their huge listing of Free Stuff. Please note that all of these links were working as of 5:00 pm yesterday evening, so if you run into any issues, just let me know and I'll remove the link. Mozart Downloads for Babies & Toddlers.

Learning How to Eat Sustainably

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Because the production of food has such a large carbon footprint, learning to eat sustainably is a great way to limit your impact on the earth. Here are some things we have learned that you too can put into practice in your household. Plan your menu and only buy what you need.

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Friday Links – Garden Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

It really is a great feeling to grow your own food. We have multiple veggies on the list that we are growing but a few include bok choy, broccoli cabbage, carrots, peppers, and tomatoes. Yes, it is possible to safely invest your money!

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Freebie Friday 4/20

Saving In Akron

Thanks everyone and enjoy your freebies! The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book by Catherine Abbott. Practically Green: Your Guide to Eco – Friendly Decision Making by Micaela Preston. Rachel Ray Nutrish Dog Food Sample. Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy this week's freebies brought to you by Savings Lifestyle. Make sure you check out their huge listing of Free Stuff.

Free MP3 Code, Organic eBook Download and More!

Couponing 101

Here are your Friday Freebies: Free Sample of Depends Undergarments. Free Sample of Rachael Ray Nutrish Healthy Weight Dog Food. Free Pampers Gifts to Grow Code. Free Download of The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book.

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Composting for Beginners

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Growing up, I remember my mom always sending me out to the composting bin with a bucket full of (what I thought was) gross bits and pieces of food waste. Now, as an adult with her own home and garden, composting is (pathetically?)

How to Save Money on Organics

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

In my quest to be more healthy over the past couple of years, I’ve been acutely aware of the imbalance between the cost of healthy, nutritious food, and the cost of unhealthy, food-like products (non foods). Pick Your Battles.

How to Live Off the Land Even If You Don’t Own Land

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you find yourself in this same situation, there are still things you can do to live off the land as much as possible considering your circumstances. Here are some ideas that may work for you: Grow a Garden. If you have a little plot of land, consider growing a garden.

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8 Ways to Save Money on Groceries Without Coupons

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Grocery shopping is usually one of a family’s largest expenses after their mortgage, so everyone wants to know how they can cut that bill down to a reasonable amount without sacrificing the quality of food they eat. In addition to saving money, your health will benefit as well.

7 Simple Ways to Go Green in 2013

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Bring Your Own Grocery Bags. Many stores are perfectly willing to let you bring in your own reusable grocery bags. When you bring in your own grocery bags, you use fewer resources. This simple switch can save you money and green your lifestyle a little more.

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Ways To Reuse Old Items For Your Container Garden

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

One of the more interesting ways to garden is to grow items in containers. You might be surprised at the types of plants you can grow in a container garden. Container gardening can be a great way to grow your own food, improving your self-reliance and living more sustainably.

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Free Kindle eBooks: The Black Star, Healthy Outdoor Cooking and More

For the Mommas

Learn how you can use it to make your body healthier, too. This book has actionable information on how to develop your very own herb garden as well as how to prepare the herbs. Do you want to grow your own herbs? Eat more delicious food?

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10 Nifty Ways to Eat Organic on a Budget

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Many people have the false belief that organic foods are a luxury that only a select few can afford. While organic foods are more expensive than non-organic foods, they can be more affordable than you might realize. Start off by just buying a small number of organic foods.

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5 Tips for the Beginning Gardener

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you want to improve your health and your sustainability, one of the best ways is to grow a garden. Caring for a garden offers opportunities for exercise outside, and it allows for you to ensure that the food you eat is responsibly grown. Grow Easy Items First.

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Are You Daring Enough to Use Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene Items?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Are you a savvy woman intent on greening your life? Do you have your house well-insulated and solar panels on your roof? Do you grow your own food in your garden and buy the rest locally from farmers?

Free Kindle eBooks: Go To Sleep Mom!, Sourdough Creek and More

For the Mommas

In this book, you can find many useful tips of how to start your day in the most effective way. You can find there also many ways of how to improve your health and habits, which will show you a new way of life. Green Thumb Gardening: Make Your Home by Charlie Tucker.

Free “Salads for Every Season” Kindle e-Cookbook!

Nicoles Nickels

Founder with her husband, Drew, of Earthbound Farm—the largest grower of organic produce in North America—she is the author FOOD TO LIVE BY and THE EARTHBOUND COOK, sumptuous cookbooks built on the idea of fresh, seasonal cooking.

Being Environmentally Friendly Saves Money

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you get the big things like solar panels and water tanks, they do cost initially, but if you are staying in your home for a long period they are worth it. 1.) Make your own cleaning products. 2.) Use up all your food and reduce waste.

Sustainable Living Traits To Pass On To Your Children

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We as parents are usually the first and primary source of their learned behavior, even as they grow into their teenage years. Not only for our own well-being, but for our children and the generations that follow. Our children learn by example.

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Free Kindle Books: The Skye in June & More

For the Mommas

The decision forever sets the MacDonald family on a course for disaster, and no one can foresee that June will grow up to threaten their strong religious beliefs. Related posts: Free Kindle Book: The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book.

10 Ways to Add Extra Produce Into Your Family’s Diet

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You’ve all seen the food guide right? Our society today is constantly bombarded with fast food and junk food. Well today I want to share with you a few creative ways to sneak some extra vegetables and fruit into your daily diet. Make your own juice.

Annie’s Organic | FREE Herb Kit + Coupons

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Just join EcoBonus and submit your receipts to earn points to receive a free Annie’s Herb Kit with everything you need to start growing your own garden. You can also shop organic on Amazon for great prices that may beat your grocery store offerings.

Organic, Natural, and Gluten-Free Coupons, Deals, and Freebies

Couponing 101

75¢/1 Enjoy Life Plentils 75¢/1 Nasoya E-coupons New to load on SavingStar : Immaculate Baking, Larabar, Food Should Taste Good, and more. Also currently free for Kindle: Grow Your Own Groceries: Vegetables.

7 Ways to Improve Your Diet

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Today I thought I would share with some simple ways that you can improve your diet. Here are 7 ways you can get your diet on track. Make it a habit to incorporate at least 5 different coloured foods a day into your diet. Swap your sweets. Candy and sweets are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and other additives that are bad for your health. Next time your sweet tooth comes calling, grab items that are naturally sweet.

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Culling Sustenence For Less

Frugal Luxuries

This post has been reprinted from the Frugal Luxuries Food blog circa 2009. Eat by design: Establish a food budget and then design a weekly, bi weekly or monthly menu. Remember to include leftovers when planning your menu. Purchase food in its simplest form.

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Organic, Natural, and Gluten-Free Coupons, Deals, and Freebies

Couponing 101

New Newman’s Own coupons for February include : Fig Newmans and more. You can cancel subscribe & save subscriptions at any time under your account. Here are the best Organic, Natural, and Gluten-Free Coupons, Deals, and Freebies this week!