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Simple ways to save on groceries

August 4th, 2008 at 04:29 pm

We're always thinking of ways to save money. Always! Well, my husband does all the grocery shopping and he does an excellent job. We spend around $250-$300 a month for a family of three on groceries (food). Then we spend around $100 for supplies. My husband shops every Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. at Super Wal-Mart. No traffic, hardly any people, so he gets in and out.

We always brainstorm on how to save and do things better. Well here are some ideas we implemented to cut our grocery bill.

- instead of buying a six pack of yogurt. We now purchase one large container, and put it in individual containers with lids. Instead of six, we now get around ten yogurts.

- instead of buying cold boxed cereals, we now purchase hot cereals like grits, cream of wheat, and oatmeal. We discovered it's more cheaper, more filling, healthier, and by rotating the three, it last almost a whole month.

- instead of using a pound of turkey hamburger for one dish, I use it for three dishes. The benefit, I stretched it by making it last, and I usually end up cooking once a week instead of two or three.

Do you have any tricks to save on groceries? I'd love to hear them.

4 Responses to “Simple ways to save on groceries”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    I do similar with apple sauce. We buy the big jugs and I put it into individual containers for my breakfast every morning.

    IT's a good idea for the yogurt. I just thought, "Why didn't I think of that???" Big Grin

  2. Aleta Says:

    I just did the same thing this morning with the yogurt. One store had LaYourt for 8 for $6.00. The other store had them for 2/$1.19. This is the 6 oz size which used to be an 8 ounce size. The store that had the 2for $1.19 had the 32oz for $2.00. We normally add fresh fruit into them or you can add honey. It is easy to take out what you need in a smaller container.

  3. cptacek Says:

    I've started adding pinto beans or kidney beans to meat dishes. It really makes it stretch.

  4. sharmanl Says:

    I actually make a dish using one large can of pork-n-beans with turkey hamburger. I put the beans in a cooking dish, mix one package of cornbread mix, spread cornbread mix on top of the beans, and let it cook in the oven on 400 degrees for around 45-50 minutes. Yummy, beans and cornbread in one dish. Salad, mixed vegetables, or both go excellent with the dish. My daughter and husband LOVES this dish, and it's easy.

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