A few Saturdays ago, I highlighted posts about convenience foods and how minimal the benefits really are once you calculate the real cost. This week, my reader seemed to be heavy in the “cheap food” department again. Somehow I do most of the things you’re supposed to do to cut your grocery budget (plan meals, stock up on non-perishables when they’re cheap, make things from scratch, etc). Maybe this week I’ll manage to keep my costs lower–food adds up!
Highlights April 4-10: Cheap (but healthy!) Food
Good news for fruit lovers! YumSugar reports that strawberry prices are expected to drop dramatically. Strawberry rhubarb pie, anyone?
I always feel guilty when I throw away parts of produce. Luckily, the Planet Green has a post about cooking with fruit and vegetable scraps. Save money, alleviate the guilt about wasting food and money.
I can’t imagine how much higher our grocery costs would be if Brian and I ate meat on a daily basis. If you’d like to save some money on meat costs, check out 7 Steps to Eating Less Meat Now from No Meat Athlete.
31 Days to a Better Grocery Budget is a step-by-step series that needs no explanation. Who couldn’t use a better grocery budget?
Yes, please! Cheap Healthy Good has a list of the 10 cheapest, healthiest foods money can buy. And it’s normal food!
Keeping Life Budget-Friendly and Spicy on Good (&Cheap) Eats reminded me that “spices are a key to keeping costs down in the kitchen while still filling our plates with made-from-scratch tasty and interesting foods.”
Here’s to a cheap week of grocery shopping!
Every Saturday, I choose a theme and highlight blog posts, websites and news articles from my Google Reader which I found interesting (and hope you do too!) If you want more reading, check out “What I’m Reading” on my sidebar.