Grocery Geek Q&A: Reducing Grocery Spending

Grocery budgets are tight. How can you trim the bill? Sarah wrote in with the following dilemma: I currently live in a four person household (five if you count my dog). I am the only female, I live with three males, my husband and two sons (age 8 and 11). I have currently whittled my […]

How to Audit Your Grocery Spending

Think you should be spending less on groceries and other food costs than you are? Wondering if your food budget is a realistic one? Then it may be time for a grocery spending audit. Nine years ago when I was pregnant with my sixth baby, we spent $400 a month on food. That’s right. A […]

Feeding Teenagers Without Going Broke

teen boy reading package of grains

Feeding your teenagers healthy and economical food is not impossible. Here are 8 tips for feeding teens without going broke. I’ve been receiving quite a few comments and emails that pose great questions as concerns grocery shopping and saving money on food costs. This week I thought I would tackle a question that Kelley, aka […]

Stocking Your Pantry for Flu & Cold Season

Be prepared for flu and cold season by stocking your pantry with comfort and healing. The irony is not lost on me: during the Pantry Challenge, we ate up our supply of saltine crackers, frozen orange juice, and chicken broth. And then five kids and I came down with the Head Cold of the Century. […]

Grocery Shopping Strategies for Post-Christmas

I know. The last thing you want to hear about is shopping after Christmas. You think it might be only lights, ribbons, and wrappings, but you’d be wrong. In years past, I’ve found amazingly good deals on groceries and food wraps in the days and weeks around the holidays, even a few days before. Check […]

A Grocery Spending Audit

A grocery spending audit is a great way to analyze your grocery spending habits and to see if you can reduce expenses to save money. As I mentioned on Saturday, I went over budget this month on groceries. I was frustrated because I didn’t feel like I’d been wasteful or extravagant or shopped at expensive […]

How to Reduce Grocery Spending (Reader Q&A)

Looking for basic tips to reduce your grocery spending? We’ve got answers in today’s reader Q&A. I am actually out of town today hanging out with one of my favorite grocery geeks. I’m not reporting on my recent purchases today. I’ll do some big catch up next week, but for now, I’ll say that last […]

Stock Up on Groceries during Post-Holiday Clearance Sales

Keep an eye open for clearance sales at your local grocery store next week. Many regular grocery items will be marked down to amazing prices making for a great time to stock up. In no way do I want to detract from Christmas itself. But, at the same time, I do want to alert you […]