7 Easy Ways to Avoid Food Waste

To avoid food waste is to save money. Have you considered that? You’re throwing money away when you waste food. Good reason to stop, eh? Here’s how. It’s estimated that in the United States 30-40% of the food supply ends up as waste. Imagine if that was happening at your house. A third of what […]

The 2020 Pantry Challenge

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Ready for the 2020 Pantry Challenge? This month we’re going to work together to eat down the pantry, avoid food waste, and save some money. Are you in? Here we are, one foot into a new year. I’m excited for what’s coming, mainly because the new year gives us a fresh start. On the home […]

Can You Save Money with a Pantry Challenge?

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Can you save money with a Pantry Challenge? Absolutely! And not just on your grocery savings this month. A Pantry Challenge can help you save money for months to come. If you’ve spent anytime on budget websites or scrolled through money-saving feeds on instagram, you’ve likely heard about the Pantry Challenge concept. It’s nothing too […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 5 Update

There, we did it. We survived a monthlong pantry challenge. Here’s how the final stretch went down. Woo-ee! It has been A WEEK.  As you know, I started getting sick last week and it got bad. It’s still not better. At this writing, all eight of us have gotten the Plague of 2019.  1 – […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 4 Update

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The end is in sight! We just completed week 4 of our pantry challenge. Here’s how we’re doing as we close in on the final stretch. Pictured: Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya Whew, one week of rain followed by a week (or more?) of sickness. Add in a Pantry Challenge, and I’m ready to kick January to the […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 3 Update

I can’t believe we’re already finished with Week 3 of the Pantry Challenge. So far, so good. Here’s how we did this past week. It rained almost the entire week. Not something we normally experience in San Diego. While I’m thankful for the precipitation, I am so thankful for the sunshine that finally broke through […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 2 Update

fresh baked bagels and boules

Have you ever done a Pantry Challenge, where you focus on shopping your pantry and using up what you have? Here’s how it’s going for me, two weeks in. Well, here we are, at the end of our family’s second full week of the Pantry Challenge. It’s been a super busy week for me with […]

9 Easy Pantry Meals To Help You Save Money

bean and rice bowl with chips and toppings

Having a list of pantry meals you can make in a pinch can help you save money and time. No need to run out for take-out, just cook up some pantry staples. There are lots of reasons to cook from your pantry. You can save time, money, and a whole lot of stress when you […]