Going to the grocery store is not exactly my favorite thing to do. Groceries are so expensive! I look for ways to save constantly. Since I am a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, I really have to stick to the budget.
One of the ways I save money on groceries is by making a weekly menu. I plan out what I’m going to make for dinner every night of the week and write it on a calendar that hangs in my kitchen. I don’t usually plan for breakfasts; my daughter faithfully has waffles every morning, my husband and I fend for ourselves. He usually grabs something quick and eats it on the way to work. Or grabs something on the way. (No he’s not sticking to the budget!) For lunch, I usually have leftovers from the night before.
I make my grocery list based on my menu and what is on sale that week. Kroger’s sale runs for 2 weeks so I can base my next week’s list off of that as well.
Another way I save money is by buying in bulk. I shop at Kroger and usually they have their fresh chicken on sale. Sometimes it’s marked down because it needs to be out of the store by the next day. These are fine as long as you freeze what you’re not going to use right away.
There is usually 6 or 7 pieces of chicken per pack.
I take out 2 pieces and wrap them separately in sandwich bags. I turn the bag inside out over my hand, then I grab a piece of chicken and pull the bag over the chicken.
My hand never touches the chicken!
I put 2 chicken breasts in a Ziploc back to freeze.
From this one package of chicken I was able to get 4 Ziplock bags! That’s 4 meals for my family. I love cooking meals in the crockpot or in the Instant Pot, especially for fall and winter, so this works out perfectly.
What is your favorite money saving tip when it comes to grocery shopping?
How cute is this apron???
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