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How much do you spend a month to feed your family?
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. No matter how much you may try to avoid it, they must eat. As a Mom who is out numbered by boys I have to say they can eat and eat and eat.
Stressing the grocery bill.
In our house we grocery shop once every two weeks with the occasional extra shop for coffee cream or bananas. I honestly don’t mind grocery shopping, I do mind the increase in prices I have been seeing at the grocery store. When your grocery budget is already set and the register says you are $10-$15 over budget you tend to stress a little. And I don’t think I am alone.
With all the demands on our time between shuttling children to school and activities, work and etc. cooking and baking a homemade meal and pastries is in the decline. You won’t find me baking fresh rolls every night or a fresh pie. You will find a protein based meal with vegetables and probably rice as a side. But if you think about that dinner meal say make it chicken with carrots and rice that meal from our local grocery store for four people would cost you $15. Which isn’t truly bad considering a meal out at a restaurant for four people could run you $80-$100.
But if your grocery budget was tight and you were trying to save. That $15 for one meal with the new price increase to $18-$20 for a home cooked meal that could have you stressing.
So now you are standing at the register stressing over the increase in produce prices and meat prices and now your bill is $15 over budget. All around grocery stress! I don’t blame you for wanting to hit the drive through for a coffee on the way home.
Stop stressing the grocery bill.
Now that I have laid out for you what the average Mom or Dad is going through in an effort to feed their family healthy home cooked meals. Now is the time to learn how to cut that grocery bill and start saving money and decreasing the stress. Yes, you can cut the grocery bill, save money and stop stressing.
The average family of four spends approximately $800 a month on groceries? So how are families coming in way under this and still keeping their tummies full? They are educating themselves.
The families who are coming in under budget on groceries and saving money are meal planning, shopping sales, buy bulk, buying generic, cooking from scratch and educating themselves.
Did you know that the grocery store does these five things to make you spend more money? Even before you walk in the door the grocery store has you spending more money. The smell of the fresh bread, the flower display, the case lot sale. Can you think of a few ways your local store entices you to buy more?
Learn how to skip all these add ons and more with The Grocery Budget Workshop. In this course you will learn how to cut your grocery bill in half and still cook yummy family approved meals. No more stressing, no more wanting to walk out of the grocery store mid-shop. You will walk in with a plan, a budget and walk out happy.
Start meal planning you way to more savings.
Now that you have educated yourself with The Grocery Budget Workshop now you can start meal planning and saving more money in the kitchen. You are probably wondering how meal planning can save you money. Simple and easy answer – you know what you are cooking for dinner and you aren’t hitting the drive thru. Also with meal planning you have a specific grocery list and specific meals you are cooking. No more food waste and over buying, no more pacing the aisles of the grocery store wondering what to cook for dinner. 7 Steps to highly successful meal planning can help you get your meal planning off to the right start.
If you are a Mom or a Dad who doesn’t like the kitchen and avoids cooking at all costs and stresses about the grocery budget. You can learn how to run an efficient kitchen on a shoestring budget and still keep your family fed and happy.
Learn how to save more money on groceries:
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Are you looking to get your finances under control and learn how to budget? You can get our free budgeting printable here. Another great resource for budgeting and learning all the ins and outs of personal finance is The Total Money Makeover. This book changed our personal finances for the better and is a must read.
If you have read my blog before you have heard me talk about MyFreezEasy meal plans and how much I love them. You have also heard me talk about all the time and money meal planning saves me. I use to choose take out or drive thru coffee or dinner at a restaurant after a long hard day. Learning to meal plan effectively helped curb that habit and now we are enjoying yummy homemade meals that our family love.
Is your grocery budget stressing you out? Are you trying to figure out how to feed our family healthy meals while you watch the price of groceries rise? You are not alone.
The Grocery Budget Workshop taught me how to save money at the grocery store. It taught me how to cook efficiently, manage a grocery budget, shop sales and coupon quickly. It also taught me how to save over $700 a month on items our family really didn’t need.
Are you ready to earn money while you shop? Yes, I said earn money while you shop. Have you heard of Ibotta? Earn cash back on everyday purchases. Simple select the items you will be shopping for in your easy handheld app, go shopping, redeem your rebates and earn cash. Simple and easy.
Have an amazing day,
Saving & Simplicity