Frugal Food Thoughts – always on my mind
Do you have constant frugal food thoughts?
Saving money on food is something almost every family I know think about. Food is one of our biggest monthly expense (might even be our biggest) and frugal foodie thoughts are never far from my mind.
I love summer for lots of reasons but one of my very favourite reasons is PICNICS! I love that we can pop outside with a basket of food we already have and it feels like we are going to a fabulous restaurant a and eating alfresco. There is something about picnic food just tastes better. And oh my! It is SO much cheaper than restaurant eating. Here are some ideas for a delicious vegetarian picnic
Using up your leftovers is so important and a really smart and tasty way to avoid food waste. This recipe for Veggie Speltotto uses up all and any leftover veggies and tastes delicious!
Saving money on your food shop
Using up leftovers is a great way to save money on your food shop but so is meal planning in advance. Meal planning is a useful skill to learn When you meal plan, you only buy the ingredients that you need for each meal saving lots and lots of wasted food /money.
Compleating is about eating the whole ingredient or food and letting no edible parts go to waste. Zero-waste is so important and this is a new and interesting concept that is probably as old as time really if you think about it!
Buying good food on a budget
Do you know how sell by and use by dates work? Understanding the difference can make a huge difference and you really can get great fruit and veg on a budget if you shop with this in mind.
I do hope you have gleaned some frugal food thoughts from the above – I’d love to know how you save on food?
Five frugal things
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Becky in this week’s Frugal Friday linky.
Oh and by the way I read a great post this week on free things to do with your family. Do pop over to the Little Lilypad for a read