My $50 Menu Plan and 6 Ways I Kept My Costs Down

My $50 Menu Plan and 6 Ways I Keep Costs Down

I love seeing examples of other bloggers’ menu planning efforts. So, I thought it’d be helpful to share an example of my own $50 menu plan this week so you can see how someone who doesn’t coupon or buy in bulk sticks to a meal plan on a budget. I placed an emphasis on easy dinners that wouldn’t require [...]

15 Frugal Crockpot Recipes

15 Frugal Crockpot Recipes

Having a stockpile of go-to frugal crockpot recipes simplifies the process of getting dinner (and more) on the table on those days you just know you won’t have time to make a proper meal. My Crockpot has become one of my most-used kitchen tools, which means I’m always on the hunt for tasty and inexpensive [...]

4 Creative Ways to Reinvent your Leftovers

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One of the most effective ways to save money in the kitchen is to put your grocery dollars to use by eating your leftovers. If you’re one of the many people that struggles to consume leftovers due to the repetitiveness of each meal, consider these four frugal ways to reinvent your leftovers. If you truly [...]

4 Benefits of Meal Planning

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If you prefer not to use coupons, it can often feel like you’re limited as to what you can do to save money on groceries. There are many methods you can use to slash your grocery bill. One of my favorites is meal planning. Meal planning is my go-to money saving strategy because it’s simple, [...]

Bake-Ahead Eggs to Save Time and Money

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For the last few weeks I’ve been baking eggs in muffin tins as soon as I come home from the grocery store. It’s now part of my weekly routine and it’s likely to stay that way for a while since my husband looks forward to his homemade egg “mcmuffins” almost every morning. How I do [...]

Crockpot Freezer Meals

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I embarked on a short freezer cooking adventure last weekend. Four meals in an hour. All meant for the freezer. All cooked in a Crockpot. I just had to do the work once and dinner was taken care of for the better part of the week. It was glorious. Typically, I would’ve doubled or tripled [...]

What I learned from the $27/week Grocery Budget Challenge

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I’ll start off with the most popular observation of the week. I could have created a more healthy shopping list, and therefore healthier meals.  What I would’ve done differently Now, looking back, I would’ve purchased a few bananas for breakfast, iceberg lettuce and a cucumber or two to pair with the few vegetables I already [...]

Day 6: $27 Grocery Budget Challenge

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Only one more day left in the series! Here are the meals I served on Day 6. Breakfast:  We had scrambled eggs, ham and toast for breakfast yesterday. I had a few slices of ham stored in the freezer and decided to take it out today for breakfast. Lunch:  As I showed you in yesterday’s [...]