• This is the final post in The Nourished Grocery Budget series. It might be kind of the most important. I’ve been sharing roadblocks to saving money, frugal tips for snacks and treats, some of my favorite budget-friendly recipes, and even took you on a tour of my kitchen and how I store my bulk purchases… [Continue Reading]

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  • Welcome to a very special Saturday edition of Real Food in a Small Space! Last week, I hit up Amish country, for the first time in almost a year.  It’s the first time I’ve gone since moving into an 1100-sq-ft. town home, with no garage and no basement.  i.e. I have incredibly little storage space. Still,… [Continue Reading]

    Real Food in a Small Space: Storing Bulk Food
  • If you’ve been following our series all week, The Nourished Grocery Budget, then you may already have some solid ideas.  We’ve already covered creating a system that works, 8 pitfalls that lead people to overspend on real food, and even how to make snacks and treats on a budget. For some people, the biggest hurdle… [Continue Reading]

    25 Best Budget-Friendly Healthy Recipes
  • I don’t know about you, but snacking kills my food budget faster than just about anything else. I feel like I serve up filling, healthy meals — which my kids generally eat — and twenty minutes later, they’re asking for something else.  “I’m tired of that.  I want something else.  I’m just so hungry….” And of… [Continue Reading]

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  • A couple months ago, I started talking about my struggles to lower the grocery budget.  Even though we weren’t eating out, we weren’t shopping at high-end stores, we weren’t doing any of the big “no-nos,” our food budget was still out of control. Many people think that real food is simply expensive.  Even when they’re… [Continue Reading]

    8 Pitfalls That Lead People to Overspend on Real Food

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Welcome to a very special Saturday edition of Real Food in a Small Space! Last week, I hit up Amish country, for the first time in almost a year.  It’s the first time I’ve gone since moving into an 1100-sq-ft. town home, with no garage and no basement.  i.e. I have incredibly little storage space. Still, […]

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I don’t know about you, but snacking kills my food budget faster than just about anything else. I feel like I serve up filling, healthy meals — which my kids generally eat — and twenty minutes later, they’re asking for something else.  “I’m tired of that.  I want something else.  I’m just so hungry….” And of […]

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Why You Have to Own Your Food Budget

Let’s just get serious for a minute. I know we all want a lower food budget.  (Or at least, most of us do.)  But before we can actually do that, we have to own the budget. You see, when mine was out of control, I had a million excuses why that was.  Our health was struggling […]

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Bread is something my family loves. Sourdough is the healthiest way of making your bread (and it’s honestly pretty easy, too).  When you ferment the grains and water as a sourdough starter, it breaks down phytic acid in the wheat, which makes it more digestible.  Some people with sensitivities to wheat or gluten (not true […]

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