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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. 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? 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. Although I could go on a major rant about that, it's more productive to think of ways to help financially challenged Americans find ways to improve their nutrition. 16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap. This is a guest post by Mehdi, author of StrongLifts.com.

16 Ways to Eat Healthy While Keeping it Cheap

If you enjoy this post, check out his site. Eating healthy is important. Kirsten Dirksen: WATCH: How to Have a Slow Holiday (or a Buy Nothing Christmas) My family doesn't buy Christmas gifts and I think because of that our holidays are more festive.

Kirsten Dirksen: WATCH: How to Have a Slow Holiday (or a Buy Nothing Christmas)

Instead of shopping, we sing. Instead of stressing, we play games. Food for a Month: Week 4 | Food & Drink | Living Frugally. Our Food for a Month series wraps up with one last week of delicious, home-cooked meals.

Food for a Month: Week 4 | Food & Drink | Living Frugally

(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 Day 1: Sausage-Fried Quinoa Day 2: Asian-Style Soba Noodles Day 3: Italian-Influenced Mélange Day 4: Vegetable Quinoa Salad Day 5: Dinner Frittata With Escarole Snack: Tomato and White Bean Salsa. 10 Things to Do With 10 Bucks: $10 and Under Meals | Food & Drink | Living Frugally. 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 | Food & Drink | Living Frugally

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.) Wise Bread | Personal Finance and Frugal Living Forums. 20 Frugal Tips from Someone Who Lived Through the Great Depression | Steadfast Finances. 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 | Steadfast Finances

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 ShopAtHome.com. We have what you really want...

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From grocery coupons to your everyday essentials, we help you save more on the things you use most. Browse our top grocery and online coupons below, select an aisle to narrow your search, or View All Grocery Coupons. Simply click the "View All Grocery Coupons" button to begin printing. Frugal Village | 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. I’ve been experimenting with making lots of cleaning supplies at home, but this one is by far the craziest – and the most successful. Basically, I made a giant bucket of slime that works incredibly well as laundry detergent at a cost of about three cents a load. For comparison’s sake, a jumbo container of Tide at Amazon.com costs $28.99 for 96 loads, or a cost of $0.30 a load. Thus, with each load of this stuff, I’m saving more than a quarter.

"45 Ways to Save Money on Groceries" by Neil Shelton page one. It's hard to decide which is more infuriating, $4 gasoline or $4 milk, but whichever you personally find most appalling, one thing is for certain, someday a time will come where we look back with nostalgia for the good old days of $4 milk or gas. That is to say, we can count on prices always advancing. Even when they do retreat a bit, like gas has done recently, you know it won't be for long, as it's already starting back up.

That's just part of the rhythm of modern life, I suppose, but we don't have to like it, and we don't have to let ourselves be billowed by every inflationary breeze that comes wafting our way. Like most anything else, there are ways to get by cheaper and better when you buy groceries. Here are forty-nine ways to get more food and spend less cash: 1.