The bad news: a lot of the month’s budget is spent on food
The good news: a lot of the month’s budget is spent on food
Something that helps first and foremost is asking, What do we HAVE for dinner? And what constitutes what we have is comes the clearanced food I’ve purchased and either have in the pantry or freezer.
A couple times a week around 8 AM when my local Kroger grocery store clearances their meat (do you know what time of day your local grocer clearances their meat? Call and ask.), and I purchase meat that’s on better than normal sale or CLEARANCE. And then my husband researches tasty new recipes. supercook.com will take what you have in stock and give you optional recipes with those ingredients.
We had some Italian sausage last week I’d purchased pounds of (99 cents per pound). My husband made great meat balls and meaty spaghetti sauce. It was fabulous!
Planning But In Reverse
We’ve loved it. It’s transformed our grocery budget from $1500/month to $233/month. We’re trying new foods, eating tastier than ever and saving a lot of money.
Reduce dessert. We’ve limited dessert to generally twice a week – Fridays and Sundays. Dessert seems to taste better too when it’s not a routine item after every nightly supper.
As a result, we’re eating less sugar, enjoying the desserts we have, and saving money.