Shame on those sneaky grocers with their grocery store tricks. You probably know the one about them keeping the more expensive brands at eye level, but did you hear about the no dollar sign trick? Leaving the $ sign off
The reports are in, and grocery store prices are on the rise. Produce has skyrocketed, and grain products using wheat and corn have seen sharp increases.
But, as with most things, with a big of planning and creativity, you can do your best to feed your family with nutritious, healthful foods, and still meet your budget.
Coupons, grocery-list, discount card...with one hand on the shopping cart, and the other grabbing your goodies, how are you supposed to hold all your grocery shopping extras?
Well...with one of these: a handmade, repositionable, velcro-attached cart caddy.
- Two complimentary pieces of Fabric
- Stiff interfacingCoordinating Double Folded Bias Tape
- Pins or stapler
Tap the pantry for unexpected meals and reduce trips to the supermarket. Stock it with frugal finds to lower grocery costs. Set aside...
The reusable grocery bag is no stranger to Curbly, but we've never featured this many options. Featuring sew-able options, some for knitters, and plenty you can crochet, will getcha away from those disposable plastic monsters in no time.
Sewing Grocery Bags & Totes
- Fabric Grocery Sacks: Replicas of plastic grocery sacks made from vintage sheets and pillowcases (any fabric will do!). These also make cute lunch bags. Features a tie...
Men's Health editor-in-cheif David Zinczenko's new book, Eat This, Not That!, explores food choices at popular restaurants, supermarkets, and holiday treats. The book also explores the twenty worst foods in the country, and The NewYorkTimes.com Blog highlights eight of them:
- Worst Fast Food Meal: McDonald’s Chicken Selects Premium Breast Strips with creamy ranch sauce. Chicken sounds healthy, but not at 870 calories.
- Worst Drink: Jamba...
The Urban Vegan offers some excellent ideas to save money and prevent food waste. The tips are intended for vegans, so that means that they can apply to everyone...unless you manage to survive on nothing but meat.
1. Bake your own bread.
2. Freeze your assets.
3. Cook beans from scratch and freeze them in ziplock bags.
4. Consider the long-term financial implications of organic.
5. Make your own faux meats.
6. Pack your own lunch.
7. Don't buy...
You've been meaning to gather enough re-usable grocery sacks to do away with plastic bags all together, but you just can't find the time to sew them all, and can't bring yourself to pay $8-9 for commercial products.
A better answer: purchase some cheap tote bags from the craft store. Those living in the Midwest, Southeast, Oklahoma, and Texas should note that Garden Ridge sells large tote bags in, like, 15 different colors for only $1. These beat...
Normally, I purchase the "Seeded Grapes", which, as I understood, means they've gone through a "seeding" process, and, like a 'weeded' garden, they've had the seeds removed. (I realize that the seeds are not actually removed, they are just small enough to eat.)
So yesterday, at the SAME market where I generally shop, I purchased "Seeded Grapes". This morning, I bite down on one, and my teeth slam down on a enormous seed. It's still...