It's friday & this is where I write a little post about myself, frugal livings, really whatever is on my mind! This week I've decided to write a fun little post "Saving Outside The Box."Now you might be thinking what in the world is she talking about? Here's a little background; when I tell people what I do, the first thing that comes out of their mouth is well aren't coupons only for junk food, frozen food, boxed food etc. This is a common miss conception for none couponers. Yes there are a plethora of those coupons out there but just because they are out there doesn't mean I'm using them.
No I don't eat boxed food! I still am able to eat healthy on a $50 weekly budget, this month I have only spent a total of $25 on groceries including produce & meat! Now don't get me wrong I will buy boxed pizzas & have those every once in awhile but I'm not feeding my family frozen pizza 7 times a week. It's your choice how you eat but I do feel that home cooked meals are important & I shouldn't be feeding my family junk all the time.
One of my new years resolution was to get fit & healthy so here are some great ways to save on healthy foods:
Aldi's: Has a great selection of produce for really inexpensive prices. Right now you can snag up Butternut squash, Acorn Squash, Eggplant for around $.99 ea! At other grocery stores these are priced by the lb.
Buy Produce That's In Season: It's winter so broccoli, cauliflower, celery, carrots, grapefruits, clementines, kiwi's, onions, oranges, tangerines, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pommelos, pomegranates are all in season right now! Avoid Grapes & Apples those are really expensive this time of year.
Use coupons when you can & pair them with sales: Produce coupons are sometimes hard to come by but yes they are out there here are a few:
$2/1 54oz 100% Grapefruit Juice or 1 3lb bag or larger of Fresh Grapefruit found under zip code 18501.
$.50/1 POM Wonderful Pomegranate DND from 1/13 SS or from 11/11 SS