My weekly shopping trip!

Price Chopper shoping trip

I usually do my shopping trips on Sunday nights but because this Sunday was Easter and the stores were not open, I was not able to go grocery shopping.  After having no food for my family yesterday ,and bringing McDonald’s to my son during lunch (because I didn’t have food for him to take), I realized it was time to go grocery shopping I have been using a lot less coupons these days and doing more Aldi shopping. I have found some prices at Aldi that I just can’t beat at

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My Aldi shopping trip this week – organic lettuce, organic carrots, strawberries and more!

aldi trip

I wrote in my meal plan this week that we are starting the 24 day Advocare challenge tomorrow (Monday).  I went and bought most of my produce at Aldi this week and spent $62.00 on all this. Here are some of the items listed: 3 dozen eggs 2 packs of organic salad mix @ $1.99 ea 4 packages of strawberries @ $1.99 ea  1 package of Ground Turkey 1 package of organic baby carrots @ $0.99 Apples, Oranges, Cucumbers, Kiwi,  Avocado, Peppers, Cantaloupe and much more yummy produce! The bagels

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My weekly meal plan – cleanse edition!

meal plan

This is the week…Mark and I are starting the Advocare 24 day challenge on Monday!  This weeks meal plan is a bit different than usual because we are following the food guidelines for the cleanse.  It is basically eating gluten free but adding in complex carbs and a lot of fruits and veggies.  I am really looking forward to what we are eating this week, it shouldn’t be as hard for me because I am already gluten free. The tough thing for me will be cutting out coffee, but the

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My Meal Plan this week – Soup and stomach bug edition!

my weekly meal plan

This week I am getting a late start on everything.  I had a short stomach bug on Sunday and two of my daughters currently have it.  I finally got around to grocery shopping today and was able to get everything I needed for the week for my meal plan. I’ve also had a few comments from people asking why I don’t list fruits or veggies in my meal plans? My main reason for not listing fruits is that they are eaten all day long here. We go through SO MUCH

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How you can save $1,200 per year just by thinking ahead and making a 20 minute meal.

Do you find yourself eating out a lot because you get to the end of the day and are too tired? did you know that you can save $1,200 per year just by planning out some simple 20 minute meals instead of getting pizza?

Yesterday I spent 2 & 1/2 hours grocery shopping.  It was one of those rare weeks where we were really low on food and I needed to work really hard to stay within our budget.  I was successful and actually come in $8.00 under budget!  I was exhausted from shopping at 4 different stores (I normally only go to 1), but since we have a new and leaner budget, I’ve been having to shop at a few different stores. Around 3 hours later Mark says to me “Lauren, lets just

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4 steps to set a successful grocery budget

succesful grocery budget

So… you want to start a grocery budget but have no idea where to even start.  I was there just 6 short years ago when we were in a large amount of debt, so I completely understand how you are feeling.  The first step in budgeting is that you need to set a realistic amount for the budget to stick; this takes some time and a lot of messing up!  It took me about 2 months to find the right amount of money to allocate towards grocery shopping every week,

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Frugal Meal Planning: How to Save Money by Meal Planning Every Week

Are you wondering how to save money on your groceries? Meal planning could be your answer - save 50 of more every week with these tips!

  Are you sick and tired of not knowing what to cook for dinner?  I am SO happy to start my new series about how to meal plan, some meal planning tips, and my favorite recipes to use! If you are interested in meal planning – you can download my FREE meal planning workbook here. Meal planning alone can save you around 50% each week without even using coupons!  Why? Because you buy what you need and you eat it, there is little waste and you rarely eat out because

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