No matter what you spend on groceries, I’m guessing you’d be ok with finding a few ways to save. Groceries are the second highest expense in our budget, just after our rent. I budget $55-60 per week for the two of us, which is $220-240 per month. (That’s just for groceries. We budget for other home […]
What makes life easier and saves you time and money? Meal planning! It sure doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s a wonderful thing. Over the last few months I’ve noticed that a lot of the meals we eat revolve around the same list of ingredients, so I thought I’d see how many different meals I could […]
I don’t think it’s any secret that you can save oodles of money by bringing a sack lunch to school or work. I’ve had coworkers that went out to lunch every single day. Going out to lunch costs at least $5, probably more. $5 a day on lunch, 5 workdays a week, and 4 weeks […]
Are you a cookbook person? I feel like some people are and some people aren’t. My mom can’t go to a library or bookstore without checking the cookbook section. It might be a genetic thing, because I’m starting to have the same tendency. I’ve severely cut back on the number of cookbooks I own. In […]
The other day, I was in need of some healthy-eating inspiration. So, of course, I looked up “healthy eating” and “healthy meals” on Pinterest, where all inspiration is found. Here’s the thing: While Pinterest did not disappoint in giving me an insane amount of healthy recipes and meal ideas, most of them were really complicated […]
There’s one kitchen appliance that gets used more than any other at our house. And no lies, it saves me hundreds of dollars per year. Plus, it’s just the most handy appliance we’ve ever owned. I use it to help make soups, to save money on snacks, and to make special dessert treats. So what’s […]
I find couponing to be so frustrating. I understand the concept: you clip the coupons and match them up with the sales to get a really good deal. After all of the effort of clipping and organizing and checking sales, I usually get to the store only to realize that even after the sale and […]
The whole recipe only takes 6 ingredients! These are wonderful to make for entertaining because they taste best if you make them ahead of time so that they can chill.
Blender salsa tastes so fresh and only takes me 5 minutes to whip blend up. You just throw in all of the ingredients. Blend. Then eat.
Food is a huge chunk of everyone’s budget. It’s also a variable expense (you have some control over it) unlike a mortgage or car payment which are the same amount every month. So, of course, if you’re looking to save some money, food expenses are the first place to start!