Are you struggling to make ends meet?
Have you ever noticed how much people spend on groceries? The extra items that get added to the buggy simply because there are too many choices.
Think about what your grandparents ate or eat, the meals are usually simple. Involving meat, potatoes, vegetables, maybe a grain and most of the time the meals are homemade.
I remember it being a big thing to go out to a restaurant with my grandparents as it wasn’t the norm. However, today it is common for people to go out to eat on a regular basis.
Maybe this is why money is tighter. If we could go back to home cooked meals we would be saving money so much money on food.
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Saving money on groceries.
One of the best ways to save money on groceries is to use coupons and shop store sales. If you have a smart phone you can download the Ibotta app and start saving money on groceries.
No coupon clipping involved. Simply click, shop and save.
Another great way to save money on groceries is to shop your store sales. You may have noticed that store sales go in a cycle by season and month to month.
As you approach a holiday, related items will go on sale. Also month to month the same type of items will go on sale every so many weeks.
For example toilet paper may be on sale this week and again in three weeks. Pasta maybe on sale this week and then in two weeks.
As you watch the flyer sales you will recognize your stores sale cycle so you can stockpile the items you regularly use and save money.
Another great way to save money is cooking simple frugal meals.
15 Frugal Meal Ideas:
1. Oatmeal with dried fruit and brown sugar
2. Toast with cream cheese and cinnamon
3. English Muffin with egg and cheese
4. French toast with maple syrup
5. Yogurt and fruit
1. Soup and crusty bread
3. Pasta Salad
4. Sandwich and salad
5. Cheese and crackers/ finger foods
1. Pasta with tomato sauce
2. Chili and corn bread
5. Hamburger soup with toast
1. Apple slices and nut butter
2. Vegetables and dip
3. Crackers and cheese
Simple easy meal ideas when money is tight are great.
Think about what your grandparents would have cooked or maybe something your parents made when you were a kid.
What frugal meals do you cook to save money? In our house breakfast can be anytime of day. Also homemade soups and chili with crusty bread are great.
Comfort foods and casseroles are great ways to save money.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity