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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

Real Food Shopping and Meal Planning Example

By | April 17, 2013

When I was talking to my readers lately on Facebook, what they asked for most was this: “I need to see an example.  A real-life ‘what you bought and what you’re making.’”  I get that.  It’s easiest to know how something works when you can see it in action. I’ve been motivated (finally) to get Read More

5 Simple Ways to Save Money at the Grocery Store

By | March 23, 2013

Image by ciao_yvon By Nina, Contributing Writer My switch to real food happened in the midst of getting out of debt. We had already been spending very little on groceries, so I knew that in order to switch to more nutritious whole foods, I’d need to become a better grocery-shopping ninja to feed our family without slowing Read More

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget During A Busy Season

By | December 14, 2012

 Image by KitAy via Compfight We are in the middle of a super busy December. I know, everyone is.  It’s the holidays and that means a lot of shopping (which I’ve barely done), planning, preparation, parties, events….  That’s why I thought that sharing our circumstances (which go above and beyond just the holiday craziness) might help Read More

“Real Food” Baby-steps for Your Kitchen and Your Budget

By | November 8, 2011

  By Justyn Lang, Contributing Writer Our “real” foods journey started less than a year ago, but I can’t imagine going back to what we used to eat. I can clearly remember how overwhelmed and confused I was by all of the new terms and the information that went against what I’d always been taught. 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


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