For many, the household food budget falls in line with the top three largest costs a family has, it is right behind the mortgage on your house and car payment. Conserving on the family food budget can have a big impact and it is a change that you can make right away. Saving money on the grocery bill is something you can learn to do and after a while, just like anything else, it becomes a habit.
Preparing meals from scratch is not just less costly it is healthier because you are not eating all those preservatives and you can control the amounts of sugar, salt, fat, etc. When it comes to cooking from scratch and managing food waste it all comes down to time and task management. If you shop, plan, stock, and prep properly you will reap the biggest rewards. You do not have to start by making everything from scratch. Start small with something like replacing store -bought soda with freshly made Iced Tea or Filtered Water with Fruit. Featured Below
Try not to throw anything away, the freezer is your friend. Do not try forcing everyone to eat the same thing three days in a row. Instead try this: freeze leftovers individual portions, this can be a pleasurable lunch for a teen arriving home after school or for you to carry to work every day.
Saving is a way of life we learned long ago out of necessity however today saving allows us to be generous and share some of what we have with others and share our love of food by entertaining.
We hope that you and your family will enjoy the ideas and recipes that we have added in our Frugal Favorites section.