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50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again - Planet Green. "Use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without" is a favorite adage in both frugal and green circles, and it is something I strive to live by.

50 Ways to Never Waste Food Again - Planet Green

One of the best ways to "use it up" is to think differently about our food and ways to avoid wasting it. Lloyd wrote a great post a while back about the statistics for how much food we waste in the U.S., and the numbers are, frankly, appalling. On average, we waste 14% of our food purchases per year, and the average American family throws out over $600 of fruit per year. Most of the food we waste is due to spoilage; we're buying too much and using too little of it. We've all had it happen: half the loaf of bread goes stale because no one wants to eat sandwiches today, and the grapes we bought as healthy snacks for the kids' lunches languish in the crisper.

Using Up Vegetables 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #38. Frugally Sustainable A Resource for All Things Frugal and Sustainable Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #38 July 31, 2012 By Andrea 14 Comments The Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways Wednesday Blog Hop.

Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways #38

Frugal Living: WHAT store bought items do you make at home & WHY? This thread has 144 replies.

Frugal Living: WHAT store bought items do you make at home & WHY?

This forum is accessible only to subscribing members of Dave's Garden. There are many free features here, and about half of our forums are completely open to all members. Take a tour of our site and learn more about Dave's Garden, and explore the benefits of becoming a subscribing member. EatingWell: How To Save $250 On Groceries This Month. By Matthew Thompson, Associate Food Editor for EatingWell Magazine A few months ago, my wife and I noticed an interesting phenomenon: Our grocery bill, which used to be so consistent, had started to slowly, steadily creep up week by week.

EatingWell: How To Save $250 On Groceries This Month

At first we assumed that rising prices were to blame -- after all, the economy is in the gutter right now -- but a quick double-checking of some of our staple purchases proved this wasn’t the case. No, it turned out that our grocery costs were higher simply because we had stopped focusing on our core money-saving strategies. As any supermarket-savvy shopper will tell you, how you eat can make a huge difference in how big your bill is. Nancy Deville: Shopping for Real Food on a Budget. My last blog "How to Grocery Shop Like a Hunter-Gatherer," generated a lot of discussion.

Nancy Deville: Shopping for Real Food on a Budget

One complaint was that eating real food is too expensive for many Americans. I present ideals when I write about food. If only everyone could eat real, whole, living food our health care problems would decline. Unfortunately tax dollars do not go to subsidizing small farmers and ranchers, but to corporations that grow the soy, corn and wheat that go into making the factory food products that are ruining our health. 16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap. This is a guest post by Mehdi, author of

16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap

If you enjoy this post, check out his site. Eating healthy is important. Eating healthy: Lowers disease risksIncreases productivityGives you more energyMakes you stronger You probably think eating healthy is expensive. What is Healthy Food? Protein. On with the tips. 1. It’s healthierIt’s cheaper Quit the soda & drink water. 2. Kirsten Dirksen: WATCH: How to Have a Slow Holiday (or a Buy Nothing Christmas) Food for a Month: Week 4. Our Food for a Month series wraps up with one last week of delicious, home-cooked meals.

Food for a Month: Week 4

(Click here for recipes for week one, week two and week three.) By now, you know the drill: Click on the first slide for your shopping list for the week, then do the prep work below, which will make the rest of your week's cooking fly by. The Menu. 10 Things to Do With 10 Bucks: $10 and Under Meals. Given our packed lives, it's no wonder we return again and again to the simple pleasures.

10 Things to Do With 10 Bucks: $10 and Under Meals

Take, for example, cooking at home. What may seem like a mundane act actually satisfies us on a lot of levels: It's healthy, fun, creative and nourishing, not to mention a money-saver. But not all from-scratch meals are cheap to cook up. That's why we've come up with ten dinners under $10 that are low on cost—and big on flavor. (For more fun ideas about how to spend an extra $10 you find in your pocket, check out the rest of our 10 Things to Do With $10 series.) What Are Your Favorite Cheap Meals? From roasted chicken and pot pie to hearty winter soup, these recipes all feed from two to four. Whether you're craving Indian, Mexican or plain old comfort food, there's a meal here for this evening ... and the next. View Slide Show Get More Under-$10 Meals ... Make grilled chicken with roasted corn, onions and smoky black beans with this delicious recipe. Personal Finance and Frugal Living Forums.

20 Frugal Tips from Someone Who Lived Through the Great Depression. During another weekend road trip to visit the family for Mother’s Day, I always make it a habit to drop in on Grandma and soak in a few hours worth of knowledge she’s accumulated over her near 75 years.

20 Frugal Tips from Someone Who Lived Through the Great Depression

Gifts were exchanged, I overindulged in home cookin’, but in the end, I sat with a piece of paper scribbling notes on what it was like for her (and other family members) to live through the Great Depression. I’m fortunate that I haven’t felt the effects of the recession, so I thought it would be interesting to get her point of view since she lived through one of the harshest periods of American history.

In the end, I wasn’t exactly surprised because I’ve heard many of these frugal living rules over and over again, but it’s finally nice to get them down on paper. I hope you can learn as much from her wisdom as I have over the years. Save a dollar for every dollar you spend. Grocery Coupons - 1,300+ Grocery Coupons and Printable Grocery Coupons from Frugal Living by Sara Noel. Frugal Living Tips To Save Money Everyday.

Hillbilly Housewife. How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent – And Save Big Money. "45 Ways to Save Money on Groceries" by Neil Shelton page one.