How to Save Money on Healthy Food

Couponing 101

One big couponing myth is that all coupons are for junk food! It makes me so sad to hear people say this because they are missing out on some great savings. You can absolutely save money on healthy food! You just have to know where to look!

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How to make a chalkboard from an ugly framed print

The Frugal Girl

2019 note: this post is a few years old, back when sponsored posts had to be published on a separate page. Also, you can get all kinds of crazy colors with this stain (How fun is the fruit punch??). The large one is dated 1981, and the smaller one screams 1995 to me.

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How to Freeze Basil

Family Balance Sheet

I froze the last batch that we received to use later in the fall and winter when I make a lot of soups and casseroles. How to Freeze Basil. Place the basil leaves in a food processor and start pureeing the leaves. How do you preserve fresh basil?

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How to Save Money on Groceries

Family Balance Sheet

Looking for ways to save money on groceries? However, groceries is also an easy budget category to control, but it takes some planning, skill, and organization. These are strategies I use weekly to keep my grocery bill in line with our budget. How to Save Money on Groceries.

How To Roast Garlic

Family Balance Sheet

It is so easy to do and I think it adds a smoother garlic taste to the dish. Add the roasted cloves to any dish that calls for regular garlic cloves. How to Roast Garlic Cut ¼ - ½ inch off top of garlic head and remove the outer papery layers.

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How to save on Organic and Healthy Foods – 8 Quick Tips

Coupons Do Work

With Sprouts opening up in my city in a few months, and Whole Foods was my go-to store to shop at for healthy items (so is Kroger and Publix), I have wondered, is there a way to save money when eating healthier and/or organic foods? This is how ANYONE can do it!

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How to Cut a Coconut

Family Balance Sheet

When coconuts were advertised for $1 recently, I decided it was time to learn how to cut a coconut. It seemed so intimidating to me. How was I going 'to cut' through the coconut? How to Cut a Coconut Find the three eyes at one end of the coconut.

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Day 16: How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen

Family Balance Sheet

Day 16 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Avoid Food Waste. The next time you open your refrigerator, consider this troubling statistic: According to the U.S. family of four discards around $1,500 a year on food. How to Stop Food Waste in the Kitchen.

How to Save Money on Food Costs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

This constitutes food that you buy but don’t consume. If your finances are tight and you already have several credit cards with high balances, it is time to change your shopping behavior to save as much as possible. How to Shop Wisely.

Tips On How To Save When Buying Organic Food

Couponing 101

I buy only organic and thanks to the great tips and tricks about couponing that I learned from sites like Couponing101.com , I am able to save a ton of money doing so. I am guest posting to tell you some of my tricks for saving! Where To Find Coupon Books.

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How to Organize a Soup Swap

Family Balance Sheet

But what if I told you that there was a way to alleviate some of the chaos AND socialize with your friends. At the get-together, everyone brought a treat to share at the party and enough soup to swap with the group. How to Organize a Soup Swap.

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Learning How to Eat Sustainably

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

One of the easiest ways we have found to live more sustainably is to reduce our carbon footprint. 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. Eat Organic Food .

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How to Raise Entitled Kids

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As a teen, she walked from Pennsylvania with her family, carrying all they owned on their backs to the Ohio wilderness. They built their own cabin, hunted their own food and she eventually began to chop down the ‘big butts’ of trees so she could plant a garden and have domestic animals. She thought she had done too much for him and he consequently hadn’t turned out to be as tough as she would have liked. Don’t make them save up to get stuff.

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How to Shop and Save at T.J.Maxx

Couponing 101

But one thing is sure: you can snag some great deals if you know how to shop. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the brand, it can be difficult to judge whether it’s really worth the selling price. Shopping at T.J.Maxx is like a treasure hunt.

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Day 24: How to Save on Organic Food

Family Balance Sheet

Day 24 of 31 Days to Slash your Grocery Spending: Save on Organic. When it comes to organic food , everyone’s line in the sand is different. I have friends who are adamant about eating only organic food and I have friends where eating organic is not a priority.

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How to Organize a Cookie Swap

Family Balance Sheet

While I love to bake, baking many different kinds of Christmas cookies is just too overwhelming for me and my schedule. But several years ago, I was invited to my first cookie swap at my moms group and it turns out, I don’t need to bake so many different types of cookies.

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How To Be More Open Minded

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

However, whenever we go out for lunch as a department, she wrinkles her nose at the thought of any ethnic food whatsoever. Some people just don’t have the taste for it, and that’s fine, but following that, she doesn’t like to do anything outside of her ordinary routine.

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How to Save Money by Downsizing

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Recently I was faced with the prospect of having to downsize my vehicle because I simply couldn’t afford to keep the big SUV on the road any more. This got me thinking some more about how to save money by downsizing. How much room does a family really need?

How to Eat Less Salt

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Even if you don’t consciously add salt to your food, you’re not necessarily in the clear as many foods contain added salt and you may well be consuming a lot more salt than you realize. Know which foods are high in salt. Use alternative seasonings on your food.

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How to Save on Food Costs When Traveling

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My husband and I both like to travel, but we’ve never had a large disposal income, so we’ve never had a lot of money to travel. We used to think that a vacation wasn’t a vacation unless we had eaten like the locals and indulged in all of the local foods.

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How to Quit Smoking Naturally

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Did you used to smoke? Chances are you answered yes to this question. I don’t like the smell nor what it can do to someone’s health. No that my rant is done, I wanted to talk to you today about quitting smoking in a natural way. Learn to manage stress.

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How To Re-use Common Items

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’m a saver (I don’t think I have gotten to the ‘hoarder’ stage at this point!). Common Items to Re-Use and How to Re-Use Them. I’m sure most of you can add your own ideas to the list as well. We save boxes to ship items.

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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). Pay Attention to Regular vs. Organic Prices.

How to Get Past the Afternoon Slump

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I was in meetings, on calls, and rushing to and from commitments until the afternoon. I felt so sluggish that I desperately wanted to take a nap and come back refreshed. We have all been there – after lunch, we get tired and we still have work to do at the office.

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How To Make Reindeer Food

For the Mommas

How To Make Reindeer Food. Here is a really cute idea to do with your kids – How To Make Reindeer Food. If you have watched Santa feeding the Reindeer – now you can make some Reindeer Food to make sure Santa makes it your house.

How To Get Your Budget To Balance

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We all know that one of the best personal finance strategies is to have a budget and you’ve probably tried to create one at some time. Along the way, I’ve learned some things, so here are a few tips on how to get your budget to balance. Food accounts for 15.6%

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How to Beat the Office Bulge

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

We don’t want to leave anybody out, though, so we bring something in for our own birthdays. There’s a joke with other departments that if you forget your lunch, you should head on over to the one that I work in.

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How To Prepare for Affordable Travel

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Before any international travel, develop a plan for how you intend to withdraw local currency. Do you have a credit card that allows you to make foreign transactions without a hefty fee? Sticking to a carry on if at all possible can save you around $25 each way.

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How to Become a Vegetarian

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

How do you do that? I never thought that I could stop eating meat either, until I read a book that vividly described what happens inside of a slaughterhouse and those graphic images decided to lodge themselves permanently in my head. After that, I could not bring myself to eat meat.

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How to Research Green Investments

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When you decide to make it a point to invest in a sustainable manner, you have to figure out how to research the best green investments. Start with the food you eat. How about your cleaning supplies? How do you research individual stocks?

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homemade easter egg dye – the frugal way

Coupons Do Work

These easy recipes for adding colors to your eggs the all-natural way, organic, and yes, this is the frugal way to have every-bunny happy., On the stovetop, bring frozen raspberries and water to a boil in a pot. On the stovetop, bring turmeric and water to a boil in a pot.

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How To Lose Weight After The Holidays

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

This is exactly why a bunch of people turn to infomercial products and diet pills to get back in shape. There are many things you can do to lose the extra 10 pounds which you gained through the holidays. Squats has proven to exercise the entire body.

Quick Tips on How to Save Money For Traveling

Coupons Do Work

I love to travel but when it comes to staying in hotels, I want to stay in a 5 star without breaking the bank! being a mom of a competitive cheerleader, I travel a lot to competitions both in and out of state. Save Up to 60% on Hotels Worldwide at HotelClub.com!

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How To Make Reindeer Food

For the Mommas

How To Make Reindeer Food. Here is a really cute idea to do with your kids – How To Make Reindeer Food. If you have watched Santa feeding the Reindeer – now you can make some Reindeer Food to make sure Santa makes it your house.

How to Get a Free Pizza at Chuck E. Cheese

Couponing 101

Cheese is a family fun center with games, activities, and food that everyone can enjoy. By joining More Cheese Rewards, you can enjoy a free personal one-topping pizza on your next trip to Chuck E. More Cheese Rewards is free to join, so it’s a great value for Chuck E.

How to Have a Green Christmas

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

But being kind to the environment doesn’t mean having any less fun! Christmas Trees and Lights in the UK has some great ideas on how to turn a white Christmas into a green Christmas… Buy Smarter Look for locally made gifts at craft fairs and boutique shops. I would love to hear.

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How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Chances are that at least some of the time you bring your own bagged lunch to work or to school. And when I think back to when I worked in the corporate world, I remember how much money I spent going out until I switched to bringing my own lunch from home!

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How To Make Reindeer Food

For the Mommas

This is my favorite holiday post – Make Homemade Reindeer Food. This is so cute – How to Make Reindeer Food ! So you watched Santa feeding the reindeer – now you can leave a little Reindeer Food so that Santa will make it to your house!

How to Clean a Microwave

Family Balance Sheet

Microwave ovens can get pretty scary inside, but I do have the secret to keeping your microwave looking spic and span like the microwave pictured below.which happens to be mine, by the way. But I have one more tip to help you clean the inside of your microwave and it is just as simple.

How to Avoid Impulse Spending

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

First off, I would like you to take a moment to answer the following five questions. Are you surprised when your credit card bill arrives at how much more you charged than you thought you had? Figure out your cost of housing and food per month.

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How to Start a Budget (and be successful at it!)

Family Balance Sheet

Many years ago, our cash flow sucked, we put Christmas on a credit card, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to pay for a large tax bill. During that time, I started to budget for everything. I came up with strategies to help us pay for yearly bills, large expenses, and we were able to pay off debts. We got back on track with planning our spending and we were able to breathe again. Another way to think of a budget is a spending plan.

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How to Learn About Gardening in a New Locale

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

The gardening season in the Midwest is how I thought gardening everywhere worked. This summer we moved to Tucson, Arizona, and I learned that growing a garden in the desert is nothing like growing a garden in the Midwest. I have to start learning all over again.

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How to Fall Asleep and Sleep Well

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My mom got me valerian root , melatonin, and other natural sleep aides to try and help me sleep, but I found myself lying awake for the majority of the night regardless, with an active mind that replayed every trivial moment of my teenage life. I started having trouble sleeping when I was 14.