Lately, when you grab a grocery cart, your stomach drops. You already know that the prices in the store will be higher than they were the last time you stood in the same spot.
If you’re like me, that makes you think about ways you can save on groceries.
You’ve probably already thought of using coupons or buying more generic versions of foods.
(Which is awesome, because you can definitely save by doing those things.)
But guess what? If you really want to save money on food, there are things you ought to be doing before you ever set foot in a grocery store.
Because the truth about saving money on groceries is that savings don’t begin when you’re trying to decide if yogurt is cheaper by the cup or by the tub.
It all starts right in your own kitchen.
Need meatless meal recipe ideas? Here’s how to convince your family to try a once a week meatless meal (and save on your grocery bill)!
With 3 teenage sons, another son that eats like a teenager, and a husband who is a bona fide carnivore, going meatless was, for me, a monumental task.
Totally worth it, though. Because those boys have 2 sisters, and that makes for a lot of mouths to feed.
I knew I could convince this family to embrace a meatless meal just one night per week. And after years of compromises, we’ve found some meatless meals that save money without compromising on taste.
Here is a whole list of meatless recipes that your family is sure to love.
These easy make ahead breakfast ideas are perfect for busy moms (who want to save money on groceries).
Some days I wonder if my teenage boys ever eat breakfast at all.
Most of the time, they are running out the door for school, doing everything at the last minute.
In fact, I’ve noticed that the only time they for sure grab some food on their way out the door is when I’ve made something they like that’s easy to grab and go.
Your new favorite quick and easy sausage sweet potato soup recipe is here! Throw it together and simmer 30 minutes…they’ll swear you cooked all day.
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Say you have chicken stock sitting in the fridge right now.
You just emptied several bowls filled with science experiments (ewwww) from the back of the fridge a couple of days ago, and you’ll be darned if you’re gonna let that chicken stock meet the same fate.
So clearly, supper is going to be some kind of soup.
But what kind? You’ve served chicken five nights in a row, and the family might revolt if you do it again tonight.
You flip through recipe books, looking for something that…
a) you actually have most of the ingredients for, and…
b) the family would actually be willing to eat (or at least try).
The best large family freezer meals are easy to make, with simple ingredients. Get the recipes here.
You know those days when you get out of bed late, and everything that happens next seems to snowball until your day is one big mess?
By suppertime, you’re ready to throw in the towel and call for pizza. (Again.)
Well, you can make everything much easier on yourself with just a little prep work, and this list of large family freezer meals.
This list is gonna come in handy over and over, so make sure you bookmark it or pin it!
And by the way, don’t miss out on my other lists of large family friendly meals:
Large Family Dinner Ideas That Will Be Favorites In No Time
Easy, Cheap Large Family Meals You’ll Love
FYI, every recipe in this list and my other recommended lists are easy, cheap meals with simple ingredients that I make for my family of 8 on a regular basis (with a couple I just discovered and will be adding to our meal plan ASAP!).
This easy white chicken chili recipe is a frugal meal you can serve in no time. (With almost no effort!)
Looking for a delicious soup recipe?
How about one that lets you use up all that leftover chicken in the fridge?
Once you try this White Chicken Chili, you’ll serve it all the time.
Because it’s so good. And unbelievably easy.