Save Money, Eat Better
Frozen Yogurt Grape Bite
This week brings a new outlook for me: SIMPLIFY. I really need to simplify things around here. I recently read an article from a lovely blog: The Peaceful Mom. This article detailed how this busy mom dealt with money and life with a family of six (!). It is very inspirational. This really made me think about my own budgeting. Her budget for groceries is id="mce_marker"00 a week. Well, we have a family of four and it is hard to make it under id="mce_marker"00. Actually, we always go over 100 dollars by $40 (or more) each week. So, this month I am inspired. I am going to chop that bill. Goal: 100 dollar budget for groceries. Here we go!
I always make a grocery list. I am a list-maker at heart and the grocery list seems a natural place for me to indulge. The grocery list has a twin - the Menu list. While I make a grocery list, I simultaneously make my menu for the week. When I am done, I plop the menu on the fridge. There is no order to the menu, just a list of things that we can make (and I know that I will have the ingredients for them) after a long day of work.
Here is the kicker - we are also cutting out High Fructose Corn Syrup. Completely. That's right - I said it. It is in everything. Well, everything that is cheap. So my challenge is to stay under 100 dollars and be healthy, starting now. I think I can do it.
It begins with healthy snacks: Frozen fruit bites and Frozen Nutella Banana bites. Yum.
Get the recipies at Our Heirloom Life.