It's Saturday. I've been burning the candle at both ends and I'm sick, so this is going to be short. It's that time of the month to talk about the basics.
Groceries on the cheap is an old way of shopping. It's very effective at lowering your food bill while eating balanced meals. The USDA has stats on what it costs for individual families to eat. They have several spending levels. We eat on less than the thrifty plan for my husband and I, and we supplement out daughter and granddaughter. I, however, don't include our entertainment budget in that figure,
It is possible to feed your family on a budget. It just takes some planning and some work! I remember a sitcom with Maynard G Krebs running around saying the word work like it was a dirty word!
The most important words are, KNOW YOUR PRICES! It's the best tool you can have in your arsenal of lowering your food bill weapons., you don't have to know every item on the grocery store, just the ones you purchase often.
The second best tool is blinders. Stats say that of you pick up an item, it most generally will end up in your cart. One of the fastest ways to jack up your bill is to buy junk. Staying away from the pop, chip, and bakery isle saves a lot.
Don't overlook buying food anywhere it os cheaper. Sometimes that is the drugstore or a alternative store. Big lots and Grocery Outlet are a good source of inexpensive food. Watch pull dates and know your prices.
That's all for today. More later .
Thanked for stopping by,