Frugal Living

Best tips for saving money on groceries

  • Keep a stocked pantry and shop your pantry first
  • Watch grocery sales and only restock your pantry when prices are low
  • Plan your dinner menus in advance – when you know what is for dinner, you are less likely buy prepared foods
  • Your butcher is your friend – if roasts are cheaper than ground beef, ask the butcher to grind the roast for you
  • Shop discount grocers like Aldi and Trader Joe’s
  • Find less expensive spices – many Amish and Mennonite stores offer deeply discounted spices, and spices on on the ethnic food aisle are significantly less expensive than those on the spice aisle
  • If delivery is available in your area, take advantage of it – you won’t be tempted to add extras to your cart if you aren’t at the store
  • Plan your leftovers – food thrown away is money thrown away
  • Give our Frugal Mom Menus a try

Try the Frugal Mom Menu

The Frugal Mom Menu plans frugal dinner menus so you don’t even have to think about it. Just… Print. Shop. Cook. The menus enable you to…

  • Save time – We plan for you
  • Eat out less – You’ll know what’s for dinner each night
  • Feel like a good cook – Our recipes are tried ‘n true, have been tested and family-approved, and are fast and easy
  • Grocery shop with our list – Everything is already included for dinners for the week
  • Save money – No more trips back to the store when there’s nothing in the pantry for dinner despite a huge grocery bill
  • Take advantage of local sales – Because you control when you restock your pantry items, you can buy them when they are on sale

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Free Menu Planner Pages

Trying to keep your grocery bill on budget can be a challenge. There are many websites, articles, and books to give you ideas for your own meal planning on a budget. The most important thing to keep in mind when trying to come in within a grocery budget is that if you don’t have a plan, you will never make your budget goals. The Menus 4 Moms™ meal planner is an excellent tool for this.

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