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In the past I have kept a close eye on my grocery spending. However, over the past six months, it has not been a priority for me to stay within budget, to eat up leftovers, or to take advantage of weekly sales to stock my pantry. As a result, I am constantly running to the store to pick up ingredients, throwing away rotting leftovers, and spending way too much money. But, all that stops now!
So, my big goal is to lower my grocery costs. I have easily been able to keep my grocery spending in control in the past, so I know that I can do it again. And, below are some of the ways I plan to accomplish my frugal kitchen goal.
Create a Weekly Meal Plan – I have found that this is the most effective way to lower my grocery bill because it forces me to think ahead and make use of ingredients that I have already purchased at sale prices.
Prepare Homemade Convenience Foods – I am gradually returning to making homemade bread, snacks, and other convenience foods that significantly lower my grocery bill.
Reduce Food Waste – I am learning to be more thoughtful about the quantities of food I am preparing each day. This has been an adjustment as my family size has changed. And, I want to make it a priority to utilize leftovers so they don't go to waste.
Stock the Pantry – I want to once again be mindful to take advantage of weekly sales to stock my pantry and freezer with low cost staples.
Are you interested in partnering with me to reduce your grocery bill? Or, do you have a great frugal kitchen tip that has been helpful to reduce spending at your house? If so, share your thoughts in the comments below.