All posts in Grocery Spending

Frugal Living for Families: One Tip to Save on Groceries

By | July 12, 2013

Hello!  Right now we’re in the middle of a series on Frugal Living for Families.  This is our third post.  So far we’ve had the introduction, and holiday celebrations.  Now we’re on to talk a little bit about the grocery budget. I’ve written extensively about grocery budgeting before.  In fact, I’m even in the middle Read More

Grocery Spending and Preservation Inventory

By | October 19, 2011

Image by stepnout It’s been awhile since I’ve shared what I spent at the grocery store.  My budget’s been a little crazy the last couple months as I had a baby (and didn’t cook or shop on my own for a couple weeks), then entered heavy preservation season.  Now things are settling down and I’m Read More

Grocery Budget: Know Your Prices

By | May 16, 2011

Image by AlishaV It’s time for another grocery trip!  Well, last week I completed one, anyway.  Now I have to tell you what else I’ve learned. This past week, I learned a couple very important lessons.  One which you probably already know, and one which you may never have thought of (just like I hadn’t, Read More

Grocery Spending: Staying Well Organized

By | April 30, 2011

Image by AlishaV First, if you haven’t, read Super Charge Your Grocery Budget, which talks more about my new system and what I spent on groceries the last two weeks! So, the last two weeks — I ended up with a total bill (including my farm order) of just $130 for all our groceries!  Not Read More

Super-Charge the Grocery Budget

By | April 16, 2011

This time I’ve really done it. I made the decision maybe three weeks ago that I was going to have to make some serious changes to our grocery budget.  I was going to have to reevaluate what we were eating, make some cuts, be even more frugal — without sacrificing quality.  I was really nervous.  Read More

Grocery Money-Saving Challenge: Final Week!

By | March 26, 2011

Image by AlishaV This is the final week we of the Grocery Money-Saving Challenge.  How have you done so far?  Have you been able to stick to your budget? I’ll admit: I’ve struggled.  In fact, the hardest part for me was adding in the meat that I used during the weeks.  We’re supposed to set Read More

Grocery Money-Saving Challenge: Checking In and Frugal Recipe Link-Up

By | March 19, 2011

Image by AlishaV We’re now about halfway through the Grocery Money-Saving Challenge.  How are you doing with it?  Have you been able to stick to the budget?  What has been the hardest part for you so far? Today, I want to share a link-up of frugal recipe ideas.  If you have a blog, please feel Read More

Grocery Money-Saving Challenge: Everything Beans GIVEAWAY! (and more)

By | March 12, 2011

We are in the middle of a Grocery Money-Saving Challenge right now!  I don’t have anything new to report myself, except that I’ve been good and haven’t overspent my budget. One of the best ways to keep within a grocery budget is to use cheaper ingredients to come up with frugal, delicious meals.  And one Read More

My Grocery Spending

By | March 8, 2011

Image by AlishaV Okay, it’s time to ‘fess up!  What do I spend my money on at the grocery store?  What do I use it for?  And how do I keep costs down (or how could I do a better job)? Remember that our family is almost entirely grain-free.  I will occasionally eat a slice Read More

Grocery Money-Saving CHALLENGE!

By | March 5, 2011

Image by AlishaV This month we’re going to try something unique.  This post was inspired really by two different things: 1) families who are looking for honest and interesting ways to decrease their grocery budgets, and 2) the “food stamp challenge.” Let’s talk about point #2 first.  Have you ever heard of it?  It’s basically Read More

Grocery Shopping for Healthy Foods

By | October 16, 2009

Shopping for truly healthy foods isn’t cheap or easy. In fact, there can be a lot of difficult choices to make when deciding what to buy. Is it necessary to go all organic? What about meat? In what areas can you compromise?


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