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the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

the cost of real food + five tips to save more money

Does eating real food cost more than the typical standard american diet (SAD)?  The short answer: yes it does.  The long answer you’ll get below: it doesn’t have to.  For me, I definitely have some room for improvement. Today I’m going to share what our […]

what’s in my costco cart + food budget talk

what’s in my costco cart + food budget talk

Yesterday I made a quick stop in at Costco.  And only quick because it was kid free.  Although I missed having them there, I love the big carts and that they can both sit at the front of the cart… like this cuteness from back […]

healthy on $75: week 3 grocery haul breakdown + meal plan

healthy on $75: week 3 grocery haul breakdown + meal plan

My original plan was for June to be all about healthy on $75.  And now June is gone so it’s going to continue on through July!  I still have so much to share, and it turns out I’m a little slow at pumping out the […]

healthy on $75: week 2 grocery haul breakdown + meal plan

healthy on $75: week 2 grocery haul breakdown + meal plan

Weeks 2 and 3 were a bit off for me as far as grocery shopping and meals went.  Our vacation was in the middle of both weeks, so my shopping and eating will look a little different than normal for each week. I also didn’t […]

healthy on $75: on couponing

healthy on $75: on couponing

When I first found the site Krazy Coupon Lady I was so hooked on couponing. So hooked.  I scored so many items for basically free or super low costs. The site made it easy to know which store had sales going on and which coupons […]

budget meal plan {aug 18-23} + getting started with extreme couponing

Hello!  How are you all doing?  I can’t believe it’s already Tuesday, can you?  We were gone over the weekend, catching up with some friends – Jacob did lots of kid playing.  There were 5 kids total, the littlest one didn’t do much playing though. […]

budget meal plan {august 10-16} + grocery haul challenge

Grocery shopping was a bit more challenging this week, as far as staying within my $100 budget.  Before I share about that, here’s what we have planned to eat for the week! Saturday: chipotle lime grilled chicken skewers with avocado ranch + corn on the […]

budget meal plan {august 3-9} + grocery haul

Thank you all for the sweet congrats about our 2nd baby! Another week of meals planned is already underway.  Here are the deets. Saturday: carne asada, black beans, corn on the cob + chips and salsa [we had company that night] Sunday: BLATs [bacon, lettuce, […]

grocery shopping + homemade carne asada dry rub

Yesterday I shared my meal plan for the week, then set out to the grocery store.  With a $100 budget in hand, let’s see how I did. In between classes Hunter and I zoomed in and out of Costco.  Here’s the loot. toilet paper chobani […]

weekend getaway, food budget and meal plan {july 29-aug 2}

August 1st marks mine and Jacob’s 5 year wedding anniversary (9 years together though!).  We celebrated by having our first night away from Hunter.  He had lots of fun at grandma and grandpa’s house and did so well! Every anniversary we get breakfast at Grey’s […]