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Organic Food on a Budget – Find the Cheapest Organic Food

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How to eat organic on a budget – cheap organic food

I have a specialty grocery store across the street from me. They make wonderful dips, pre-made food like barbeque and salads and –  best of all – fabulous cakes. However, I don’t shop there much on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis. Why? Because I know I can get my regular groceries and produce much cheaper elsewhere, especially if I want to buy organic.

Moreover, I will surely avoid buying organic food at the specialty store because of the extremely high prices. Although their food is good quality, I know I can find good quality cheap organic food and produce at other stores for much less. 

And who doesn’t want some extra cash in their wallets after a long, hard trip to the grocery store?

There are two main types of grocery shoppers:

  1. The bargain hunter – This is SO me. Why pay more when I know I can save on my grocery bill and keep my hard-earned money. I shop frugally and use coupons and coupon apps. 
  2. The “Cart Tosser” Shopper – This is the shopper that throws everything in the cart without looking at prices. Although this is a fun way to shop, the bill is often a huge surprise.

Regardless of what type of shopping category you fit into, I can teach you some ways to cut your grocery bill and buy organic food on a budget. I can also give you some ideas for quality food and find the cheapest organic food so you don’t waste your money.


Keto On a Budget – 35 Delicious Cheap Keto Meals

Keto on a budget

Are you looking to try the keto diet, but are on a budget? Sure, it may sound difficult to eat keto on a budget, but it is possible.

It is reported that 39.6 adult Americans are overweight and the obesity rate has increased in the last ten years (source Jama Network). This staggering number represents just how important it is to eat healthily.

And what better way to eat healthily, then to follow a low-carb diet.  I know several people who have lost weight using the keto diet and improved their overall health including cholesterol and sugar levels. Yet, I am all about saving you money so I found some amazing recipes from some out-of-this-world bloggers that will help you save money and eat well, even though you are dieting.

Frugal Keto

Keto is known for being a pricier diet. People think, meat and cheese, which can take up a huge portion of your food bill. However, there are WAY more options than just meat and cheese and you can eat well on the keto diet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without sacrificing taste thanks to the recipes below.

Maybe you are already on the keto diet. Whatever the case, below you will find 35 amazing breakfast ideas, lunch ideas, and dinner ideas that will leave you full and satisfied.Yes, you can have your frugal keto diet, and it too!

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Keto on a budget – Enjoy Cheap keto meals


10 Slow Cooker Soup Recipes (You Will Want to Try This Winter)

Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

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Slow Cooker Soup Recipes

Are you ready to have your socks knocked off this winter? These slow cooker soup recipes listed below are so good you won’t need those socks.

Winter is a time of hibernation. The freezing cold temperature that sweep the nation leave you feeling chilly and stiff. What better way to warm up your body then putting on a crock pot full of hot soup that you can enjoy for dinner!

These soups will warm your body and make it more likely you will get things done this winter. You won’t need to hibernate under a blanket. You will be warm enough to get up and be productive. Not to mention, they taste great and leave your house with a seriously yummy smell all day long.

My fellow food bloggers do not disappoint. Check out these warm winter soup recipes to keep you warm and snuggled!


50 Thanksgiving Side Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

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50 Frugal Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Must Try

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Are you and your wallet ready for the big day? -Turkey day that is. Hosting Thanksgiving is expensive and stressful. Coming up with your Thanksgiving menu takes time, especially if you are on a budget. However, with anything in life, a solid plan will help you nail your Thanksgiving dinner on the big day. We already know the main course, but what about your Thanksgiving side dishes? 

You want something that will wow your guests, but also Thanksgiving side dishes that are affordable and yummy.

Hosting Thanksgiving is not an easy task. Trust me, I’ve done it three times and we have a big family. – Like 8 brothers and sisters on my husband’s side big! Planning out the meal, grocery list, and devising a cooking timeline for the turkey saved my sanity!

Another thing that helped was sticking to a budget when buying the food. No one needs more money stress around the Holidays. Furthermore, it is great to check your local flyers and find the best price per pound on your turkey which is easy because most grocery stores have sales just to stay in the grocery game that week. But let’s face it, hosting any holiday including Thanksgiving is expensive and the Thanksgiving side dishes need to be taken into account within your budget.

So if you are on a budget, like me, you will want to find good deals on side dishes too while still awe-ing your guests with your cooking abilities and unique recipe ideas. 

With that in mind, I’ve created a roundup post with the help of my fellow food blogger’s including 50 plus side dishes that are delicious and still budget-friendly. Just pick a few and plan them out on your shopping list to keep track of your cooking expenses. 

Pro tip: Find a few recipes that share the same spices or ingredients to help cut your costs even more. For example. two recipes may use sage. You can save by only buying one spice pack.

Thanksgiving is usually stressful for the host, so don’t make it even more stressful by going over budget on food. Try some of these amazing recipes and enjoy your time with your family! You deserve it!


7 Easy Dinners for the Lazy Mom- 10-Minute Prep

7 Easy Dinners for the Lazy Mom

Are you having a hard time getting dinner on the table? It is always nice to have some easy dinners to whip together on those difficult nights.

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7 Easy Dinners for the Lazy Girl – 10 Minutes

Let me tell you, dinner time used to be one of the most stressful times of day for me. Before I started meal planning, my kids would cry and hang on me as I frantically searched the cupboards for something to make. Sometimes, yes, I fed them chicken nuggets out of necessity. Did I feel great about it? NO!

Would I rather have fed my kids something healthier but also serve something fast and easy? Of course!

The lazy mom is always on the lookout for easier ways to do things. In this case, being lazy means working smarter at dinner time instead of waiting for that next “hangry” tantrum from your kids.

What if you could find seven lazy dinners for the week that took only 10 minutes to prepare and still gave your kids a nutritional punch that they SO need for function, growth, and development?

This post offers seven easy meals for the lazy girl, mom, or in some cases dad – depending on who wears the chef hat in your family. Check them out and be on the lookout for more of these lazy dinner ideas that will make your dinner time a breeze!

After a hard day of working or cleaning and for your kids a long day at school, they probably just want some family time and alone time with you. With these simple meals, you will have that extra cuddle time tonight!

Here are seven easy meals for the lazy mom that will only take around ten minutes to make so you can use your time for something better than cooking.


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