Hi Darcy, you’re most welcome! I’m at the use up the freezer/pantry stage right now, so once I work my way through that, I’ll be working on trimming down my weekly food purchases. Hopefully I can pick one up for a song. We could spend less if we bought less produce, but that’s not a trade-off I want to make. The shopping list: **these prices are all real, current prices from grocery stores in the greater Nashville area**. Frugal living tips for shopping. I need to find a farmer that does good pastured broilers. Intuit does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, and completeness of the content on this blog. I hear you on the dough. small Beets, carrots, etc just to get something planted & watch it grow. containers to use. Just cut up flour tortillas and either fry them (in about an inch of oil) or brush with oil and bake. Bag of frozen chicken breasts (48 oz) – $5.99 7. So, I’m new to this blog (listened to an interview with you for On Point on NPR today!) When pomegranates were on sale around Christmas, we fully took advantage of that to satiate the sweet tooth, but typically I’m with you on the hot chocolate. Mmmm, sounds divine! It’s a flat muffin (at least that’s what I’ve found, and I experimented a bunch when I was younger). I am loving this blog! Summer meals generally consist of a meat and some veggies out on the grill. Dump in a pyrex lidded dish. I have to stick with regular water for me. After years of this abuse my body could no longer compensate. The taste was good, but I do have a tweak… I have texture issues, so mooshy is not good for me. Like if you wanted to have the equivalent of rice and mushrooms, there’d be a ton of mushrooms! Dash by a country mile. R–We are not runners, so we can’t eat as much :)! Costco really is such a great resource. Someday we’ll grill again! I love love love Costco! Thanks so much! Thank you for the offer of extra spices–that’s very kind of you! A Healthy Diet For $20 A Week. 30 things you need to buy. Perhaps it’d be a good idea to have a blood test to see if your thyroid level is low. Grocery shopping is a necessary evil. We do eat meat and add in variety for things like sunbutter. Mmmmm craft beer….. Mr. FW has been enjoying Founder’s All Day IPA lately, which coincidentally, we get at Costco in their liquor shop. We order just about everything else from there (using our Amazon cash back rewards Visa), but I confess we’ve never gotten food from them. But I currently have two batches of mead brewing (honey wine). To the person wondering about storing rice in those big bags – – they pretty much stand up by themselves. Right after Mini Maroons #1 .was born, we started eating MUCH less processed foods. Great post! Thanks as always for stopping by and sharing. And next week, I’m going to try a lentil… if I can just get him to eat vegetarian a few days a week, I think it will help the grocery bill quite a bit! Mmmm steel cut oats are delish! I’m not a fan of the synthetic ingredients either. I don’t know if this would be much cheaper than dried fruit, probably depends on quantity, but it’s delicious as a dessert: 1/4 c. yogurt (you can use unstrained homemade yogurt–thin is good for this) Lori Hutchison teaches high school English and owns the site, Masters in Teaching. We are not financial professionals and, in fact, some of our posts are written by a dog. It is 10x better than frozen pizza, and putting some tomato sauce and grated cheese on your own dough takes the same amount of time as opening a box I’m always thankful when Friday rolls around and I can treat myself to something new, only to reset it on Sunday again . Since we don’t eat out or get take out, this amount includes every scrap of food and drop of drink we consume all month long including alcohol and coffee. 29. Nice variety in your grocery lists, and I love the meatless dinner options! As for vanilla and lemon extracts, several cookbook authors have shared their methods for producing their own extracts, with vanilla beans bought online in bulk for about $1 per bean. I think I can beat everyone. Full Story Same here with the lack of rice and beans option… it makes me sad! Maybe it’s the seltzer water that fills you guys? Your email address will not be published. Buy secondhand. I don’t eat pizza often after making it for 4 years in college. Thanks for the comprehensive breakdown. 2) replace some of the flour (like 3 TBS) with ground flax seed. Anyway, I made it again (I told you taste=yummy :)), but used a metal 9 x 13 pan. cinnamon I love all types of pizzas–anytime and anywhere. And I think it’s hysterical that you guys eat so well most of the week and then splurge on frozen pizza. Looks like I need to talk to our Costco. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-cocoa-recipe.html. This post may contain affiliate links. But, I like to cook my own food! You don’t have to be broke to eat these foods, in fact my family eats them all the time because I like to keep our grocery bill low. We’re not going out for our Friday and Saturday night dates, so Mr. FW is known to cook such exotic things as: Mr. FW shows off his homemade artisan boule, Homemade guacamole (yes, we do buy packaged tortilla chips to dip). $2.89; Carrots, 2lbs. I’m sure I’m forgetting things on this list, but this is the basic composition of our shopping list on an annual basis. they freeze well and travel well. I need a good sub for sugar, or maybe just need to use less sugar because the sugarless cookies do not taste too good…. In the midst of a recession, even a slight increase in a grocery budget can have a major negative impact on the family budget. If I could cut down on meat (chicken sausages are my weakness) and my wife ate less cheese we could cut about $100-$200 of our monthly groceries. A friend taught me how to make homemade guacamole a while back and it really is a treat. I’m intrigued by the dehydrator idea–we hadn’t considered that before. Seeing your numbers helps me give myself permission to cut the grocery bill a little slack. Frugal living tips for shopping. We pop popcorn outside in the summer to avoid heating up the house. I suggest this not because it would be cheaper (it might or might not be, I have no idea) but because it’s *delicious* and quite easy. We get her the grain free Nature’s Domain brand with sweet potato and salmon. It even includes a printable shopping list to make things super easy for you! Without a shopping list we’re prone to forget things we need, or buy what we don’t need—wasting time and money. Here it’s too far of a drive (like 45mins) so i cant do it. Plan ahead for a fun and frugal Christmas! From budgets and bills to free credit score and more, you’lldiscover the effortless way to stay on top of it all. 19 Ways to Save on Family Meals. Several years ago my husband and I cut our monthly expenses in half.We randomly set a grocery budget of $400 a month for the two of us based on what we were spending. But, it really is feasible and not at all a sacrifice. A lot of supermarkets around here will have sales on store-brand frozen vegetables, usually 4/$5. -Potatoes Eggs, 2 1/2 dozen. You’ll have to keep your price list up do date as prices keep changing all the time. Frugalwoods is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Posted by Emily. In baking cookies…rather than applesauce, substitute banana to replace the fat. Were I live there are many ethnic grocery stores where groceries are much cheaper than major chains. Plus, since my daughter is super-picky and rarely wants to eat what I make, my husband and I end up eating leftovers for several days. And, good luck on the eat all the things challenge! Except $1.39 chicken is almost certainly cruelly raised and (to me) tasteless. -Spaghetti Pasta Yes, I know tofu isn’t outrageously expensive, but was wondering if any other vegans have any tips for this kind of thing. Thanks to Haymarket, our combined monthly groceries rarely top $200 and allows us to eat a healthy and produce-heavy diet , http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/haymarket-boston.html. OK, see, I knew I would get some gruff over the pizza. I highly recommend the organic frozen mangoes from Costco. Most recently, a black bean quesadilla…but here is the big tip. You can also check out MintLife’s weekly Frugal Foodie column, as well as this article about how to grocery shop frugally and ethically. Since you like spices in your oatmeal, I bet you’d be a fan of this spicy hot cocoa – feel free to adjust the spices to your tastes (I often leave out the ginger). We’ll surely adjust this meal plan at some point in the future, but we’re usually on a food jag or another for awhile before switching to something else. (Like you, I want to save money, but I won’t give up enjoyable coffee for the sake of a few dollars.) I noticed you guys seem to enjoy coffee (as per the blog) and have a popcorn popper. They’re incredibly damaging to the countries which grow them (read up on the huge amounts of pesticide residue/runoff from banana plantations) and aren’t sustainable from a petroleum perspective. I wasn’t hungry. I’ve discussed the fact that we don’t meal plan, shared how we’ve eaten everything out of our cupboards, divulged the dirt on frugalizing groceries, maligned food waste, exposed breakfast for the hidden destroyer it truly is, and given you the keys to our frugal kingdom: Mr. Frugalwoods’ epic rice-n-beans recipe. d) I do add herbs and diced garlic to it to spice it up http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZUY148/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1 – Veganomicon book which contains the base recipe. A friend’s 3 year old called it “bubble aide” so now that’s what we all call it now! Thanks for sharing your tips and her site–I poked around a bit and looks like some great recipes on there. Sounds like they might be a bit like Costco without the bulk items and electronics, etc. Never shop hungry. Pretty much any recipe can be subbed at least 50/50 whole wheat with little tinkering. Why Frugal Living? Bag of apples (2 lbs) – $1.69 (If these fruits are higher, substitute for what’s on sale at the time.) I haven’t done the calorie count, but we just generally eat until we’re full. It doesn’t take that long either. healthy treat: soak 1 cup almonds overnight, rinse Yep, what Thegloblinchief said. I was going to comment on the same thing. Nuts might not top your list of what's considered frugal at the store, but almonds can go a long way. Anyway, thought I’d pass along a tip. But there are some amazing deals! The sugar and the empty carbs are really the kicker. Jul 4, 2020 - Explore Holly Joseph's board "frugal meals and shopping lists" on Pinterest. Tea or hot chocolate (true confessions, I’m the only one who drinks the hot chocolate. lol! Thank you for the tip, D! This week’s salads are topped with a delicious cashew and date topping . lots of places to get inpiration. Sounds like you guys have things mostly on autopilot, which is great. Thanks for sharing Mrs. FW! 5) you can go further- replace eggs with flax, yogurt, or more mashed fruit, for example. We just keep it sitting upright in the sack in our basement. Pickyourown.org is a really good place to start. By following the frugal tips I list below, I’ve gone from spendaholic to saver and life is easier than it ever has been. I keep a Costco shopping list on my phone. If you have thin nails that tear easily that’s another symptom. We have a 7 lb box of oats, does that count ;)? Because, I am now 53 with many nagging issues. Third-party blogger may have received compensation for their time and services. Will definitely be using yours as a template! My list is below. I am quite sure you must have a 50 pound sack of rolled oats in your Frugalwoods larder Let me know what you think. We also tend to try and eat mostly organic produce, which at least when I’ve been there has been hard to find at the haymarket. Let me know if you try and enjoy! She makes lots of great desserts. Maybe try one meatless day a week (though don’t advertise it like that!) Thanks for the tip! If it’s brown rice, you need to either store it in the freezer or use it ideally within 6 months to avoid rancidity. Oooo mead! Way to go for using up every single scrap of food! That’s exciting you’ll be adding table food for Mini #2–fun! We’ll definitely give this one a try, thanks! I just noticed that it sounds a little light on the calories. Thank you both for all the great suggestions! Nutritionally it is a whole grain, just a different type of wheat, but it’s closer in taste to white flour. I’d love to roast my own coffee! -Onions, -All-Purpose Flour I didn’t see any mention of iBotta, Checkout 51, or any of the other “cashback” shopping apps. Recently I’ve made: Banana bread: delicious but not terribly healthy, Clearly I always use the same plate for food photos…. Here’s my recipe, in case you are interested. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes & enjoy! Having a frugal grocery budget allowed us to pay off debt & buy a house in cash.We also eat real food.Our spending is low & we’ve never been healthier! I don’t have a link for you because I don’t recall exactly which recipe I used when I made them, but they were great! You will learn money saving hacks that will help save your sanity and food budget. Great post! I’m another one who can’t do the rice/beans thing. I really like making pan fried ramen noodles to save money. Shopping Lists Help Save $ Posted on December 18, 2013 by FruGAL in the City. (http://coffeegeek.com/guides/popperroasting). Our neighborhood grocery store, Farm Fresh, can be a great source of cheap meat in the nearing expiration section if I hit it when it opens (six a.m.). Plan-Ahead Frugal Christmas Shopping List. Love the blog! Super unhealthy and I’m trying to find a version that’s better for you. List your favorite go-to frugal living website in the comments below! May 17, 2020 - Explore familymgrkendra's board "Frugal Living: Grocery Shopping", followed by 1041 people on Pinterest. I LOVE pasta, but we try not to eat it too often since it’s loaded with carbs. Do you have a Trader Joe’s? You’ve got the seltzer problem solved. . But, we have to eat. $0.99; Cabbage, 2 heads. Delicious! That’s awesome that you make your own butter! Thanks for the tips, Jen! Take only cash so you can’t grab extras. Man I’ve got to move close to you guys so I can bum off your seltzer I’m not obsessed enough to go all out with the CO2 tank (I don’t even have a Soda Stream), but after living off it for 2 years in Germany, As for the rest of your grocery list, mucho respect. And it wasn’t boring either:) Its very motivating. And in the short term, eating crap can lower productivity and negatively impact mood, which is certainly not worth the cost savings. So far it means cutting out processed sugar and refined flour. Yeah, we keep our Monday-Thursday dinners very simple since Mr. FW has to cook them after a long day of work and then whatever we’ve got going on in the evenings. sacks from Costco; are you able to keep it in the sacks, or do you put it into smaller containers? We’re runners who put in 15-30 miles per week, more during marathon training season. I’m a bit surprised at the lack of variety in your weekday dinner menu, with the same lunch every day I expected that you would have more dinner options. We do our grocery shopping on Sunday too. We only write about, and promote, products that we believe in. 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap. e) pizza. It’s a muffin, it can take it! Also see Frugal Christmas and The 25p Meal! My grocery list is very minimal, but I do prioritize buying certain “dirty dozen” produce items organic and eat very few animal products and processed foods. Mint has you covered during coronavirus. I must try popcorn dipped in hummus!! Hooray for beans! Here are 30+ of the best buys to put on your Aldi shopping list! I have never tried dipping popcorn into hummus, but it sounds delicious!! Anyways, we can definitely learn from your example. My husband even started using it recently. My son likes it better than any takeout or frozen pizza. Makes things seem manageable. LOL! $2.69; Potatoes, 10 lbs. Yes, they’re yummy, but the cheapness is because so many of the costs are externalized. I’m actually a baker and I often have dough in the fridge. Oh, and I personally find Penzey’s horribly overpriced (and I’m from their home city. I definitely eat a LOT more than that in a day. The following food items are inexpensive pantry and refrigerator staples that are also the foundations of many tasty and nutritious recipes. Serve over rice… I make it on Sunday and then it will get me 4 lunches for about $8 ($2/serving which isn’t bad considering there is chicken in there). so my two cents is that you play/learn about growing now. If you do subscribe and save and get more than 6 things (we fill ours out with toilet paper, dog treats & trash bags) you get 15% off the order. I’m speaking, of course, about every frugal weirdo’s favorite topic (second to greyhounds): food. Flour tortillas (10 ct) – $0.99 6. This doesn’t account for fancy, outlier meals (such as Thanksgiving, which we host every year) or snazzy desserts I make for celebrations. We have a second fridge (that the previous owners left in the basement) that serves sorta the same role for us (it has a freezer on the top) but I do wonder about how much electricity it is using. I’d starve. This could be a good replacement for your dried fruit. Haha, I wish, but nothing so fancy! For your chic peas and beans do you buy them in cans or do you make them yourselves? Right now we are enjoying our oatmeal with as many blueberries as we like since there is a upick down the road. Frugal Aldi Shopping List { Frugal Living } Ever wondered what to buy at Aldi? I also buy organic milk, which I’ve been able to find at our discount grocery store for $3.89 per half gallon. I am trying to get Mr SSC into liking bean soup – made a black bean soup this week, which he ate for two dinners! Fishsticks! -Crushed Tomatoes I’ve been having a hard time determining a good monthly grocery budget (two adults and 2 big dogs). You can totally make your own hot chocolate mix. You don’t have to be broke to eat these foods, in fact my family eats them all the … Now not many earn a living wage. I haven’t ventured down that path yet, but sounds like a good plan. 1 bag of frozen chicken breasts $5.99; 2 lbs ground beef at $2.29/lb – $4.58; Instant rice $1.49; Soy sauce $1.29; 1 bag of frozen broccoli vegetable medley $0.99; Pasta sauce $0.99 Thanks for this article! And, definitely worth it for the health benefits! That blog has a lot of good recipes, and I just systematically halve the sugar in them. for you i think Rosalind Creasy will give you ideas. I have the fortune of getting nearly all of my spices for free from my wife’s business, but Amazon often has what I can’t get for quite reasonable. We get dried prunes, figs, dates, cherries, blueberries, and cranberries. Thank you! She’s a baking kinda girl that keeps it on budget and uses up any food that’s getting too ripe. You might want to check out some of Kristen’s recipes over at The Frugal Girl blog. and have read six or so articles so far, and am extremely excited to share them with my boyfriend. Lunch at noon (reheated leftovers – stir fries, curries, or hodge podge salads are common). I call it progress. FruGAL in the City. Thanks for reading . Plus, get clever life hacks and DIY tips for saving money around the house. Try the one from Veganomicon and adjust from there. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. As far as shopping I do Coscto (best deal on organic eggs!) Click here to read full disclosure on third-party bloggers. Exercise 3-4 times a week (high intensity interval training or strength training) and go up and down 4 flights of stairs in our townhouse every day so I guess that’s why we need so much food? YUM! We have not ventured into bulk once a month shopping mainly because we don’t have a Costco here and I haven’t figured out how a co-op works yet. These items are all on the inexpensive side and because you can make numerous breakfast, lunch and dinner meals by re-using the following ingredients, you will also save money by keeping the grocery list small. Oooo yum! Thank you so much for this helpful guide. Seriously. It’s fantastic and I just have to pay for the filter on my fridge. But, we have to eat. ), but so far all I’ve managed is cactus and mesquite flour. We do the large majority of our shopping at Costco as well, sans wind power though. Here are 15 Frugal Grocery Shopping Tips! Thanks for sharing! They are within a few days of their date and they get marked down to 1.39 per pound! But my tip is what I do before I go to Costco. Seek out a professional for financial advice. Thank you for sharing! See more ideas about Frugal, Grocery, Grocery shop. Top 70 Frugal Living Blogs of 2020. You can replace all of it, but I don’t care for the results. I love reading posts like these! I’m with you on the butter, sugar, and honey. ), Merry Pandemic Holidays! Thanks, as always, for stopping by :)! Cross out what you don’t need and add what you do with a dry erase pen. No Asian markets in town? Buy your basics there. Here’s my recipe for a refill. Joy mentioned a calorie count which would be interesting. Janet says. I don’t want you to feel judged by me, I am not. But there are so many ways to cut the fat – frugal living means you have more money in your pocket at the end of the week! Thanks for stopping by . Appreciate all of your insights and thoughts as always. A few tweaks to your shopping list can make a huge difference to the amount you throw away. You won’t notice bc the recipe will be sweeter from the added mashed fruit replacing half the fat. July 4, 2019 July 4, 2019 - admin. Email. But this post inspired me. This is when you need to create your broke grocery list. I don’t know if any of these are any good, but I just saw this link on Facebook and I remembered I recently read your grocery post. 3) replace half of the oil or butter with applesauce, banana, or pumpkin. Soon I won’t have to worry about that. A dehydrator is actually on my craigslist saved search list right now. Acceptance. Thank you so much for sharing! Thanks for the links! 2 thoughts on “5 Frugal Shopping Strategies to Build a Pantry for Pennies” Charley. Do we deviate from this? I’m embarrassed to even say what it is. I have lived in the South of France for 42 years among back to the landers (68-ards) whose ethic is frugality & organic, ecological living. And their taste is no where near as good. Thanks! Our methods aren’t perfect, but we feel like we’ve struck a reasonable balance between healthy, frugal, and relatively quick meals. I haven’t been able to get it any lower—when I do get a lower bill on the big weekend shop, we end up running clean out of food by mid-week and have to re-stock. I would be interested to see how they do it. I know, I know, I should hide my face (wait, I already _do_ hide my face on the blog) but it’s as much a 0 thinking adaptation as it is a time saving one. Here are the differences between my list… I make all my own crackers with the pasta roller, and will be doing tortilla chips next month when I finally make a new batch of salsa. Frugal living is often more environmentally friendly; There are so many ways you can be a little more frugal in order to make some extra savings; here are some of the easiest and best frugal living tips that provide simple ways to save money at home, on the move and with your grocery shopping. I’m with you on southern bbq. One thing that bugs me is when I go to a store in decent weather and see able-bodied people too damn lazy to return carts to the cart corral or the front of the store. You’re very sweet to say that our groceries are “extraordinary” ;). It’s sooo much better from scratch! We do have indulgences, and one of mine is K-cup French Roast coffee. Our total grocery bill for two adults ranges from $300-$330/month. Thanks for the blog! Saved by Kaley | Cha-Ching on a Shoestring. I know dried fruit is expensive so many one day you’ll find a dehydrator in the trash or on the side of the road one day . Tortilla chips have been our one packaged thing (well, those and the pizza ) and I love the idea of making them ourselves. 30. Luckily, there are a few simple changes you can make to your routine to help you cut back on your additional shopping expenses, too. Sign up to get new Frugalwoods stories in your email inbox. Buying in bulk from stores like Costco can help you save even more. You’ll find that your symptoms will be cleared up quickly–within a few weeks–if you take a thyroid supplement. I’ve also started shopping for avos and fruits at Costco as well, quality is very good and they’re slightly cheaper than the grocery stores. I made a frozen pizza last night actually, it’s not my top choice for dinner but I’m avoiding dining out this month and I’m also a little under the weather this week so the frozen pizza comes to the rescue when I absolutely don’t feel like cooking. I cannot make it until noon without a banana due to a rumbling tummy though. The kids look forward to it! Both much better than anything I’ve found in the store here. It’s so cheap, it’s so entertaining and yummy! frugal menus and recipes, frugal grocery lists, five weeks of frugal menus and frugal recipes, monthly meal planner, weekly meal planner, grocery shopping list, recipes, cheap recipes, cheap menus, menus and recipes, frugal recipes, frugal menus, budget menus, budget meals, budget recipes, Making Meals From What's On Hand, Stretching Your Food Dollar Mr. FW makes a mean homemade pizza (dough and all), but I gotta give the man a night off . Washington State has an abundance of apples, peaches, apricots, and berries, and in season you can buy flats of them for dirt cheap. This blog does not provide legal, financial, accounting or tax advice. Cheap Meal Plans. I pretty much just deal with dinner. Him, not so much so- he has a career job in his field and is already naturally very frugal. You beach runner you . Thank you for sharing that, Joy. Since my post, 30 Frugal Meal Ideas (for when you’re broke) has been so popular I decided to make another list of the most frugal and relatively healthy foods that money can buy. Just add a meat (on sale, of course!) We also work full time, so the farm is our “fun” thing. I’ve heard tell of Wegmans, but never experienced it first hand. Crazy I tell you. Mural of Flavor beats Mrs. We live on a family farm and raise our own beef, corn, tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc. This list is particular to my family, so I’m sure … Bought in Bulk Every Month (from Costco unless otherwise noted): Black beans: for use in the rice and beans. That was one of the reasons we joined Costco- we save SO much on dog food from there. I also wanted to give an update on my Ibotta post from yesterday. I buy the Maruchan low sodium chicken, use two packs but either discard the flavor packets, or only use 1/2 of one for the two packs, then I mix in 2 -3 cups of water, sunflower oil, random vegetables, and spices then, cashews and/or an egg when the water is almost gone. It really motivates me. Here is a basic grocery list that contains the foundation of many tasty recipes without busting your budget. This budget one week Aldi Meal Plan gives you everything you need to feed a family of five for just $50! Yep, those are from our local cheap grocery store Market Basket. If it’s white rice, keep it in the sack as long as you don’t have a moisture or pest problem. We're not fans of spam, canned or not. Sign up here! Oh! They really are a lifesaver when we just can’t face cooking–they’ve saved us from getting take-out more than once! Have you thought about home coffee roasting? Bag of oranges (4 lbs) – $2.49 4. Once you open the sack moves away from the fast food is progress... 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