Keep your food budget on track this summer with 18 tips from A Life in Balance and other frugal bloggers. With the kids home this summer busy with their activities, ordering take out may seem like a great idea until you realize you’ve spent your monthly grocery budget half-way through the month.
My #1 Frugal Grocery Tip: Make a Weekly Grocery List
If your family is like mine, you go through a certain amount of the same foods every week. In our case, we always buy 5 gallons of milk, one pint of cream, salad makings, and 3 to 4 pounds each of apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Every other week, we need extra vegetables like onions and garlic. My weekly grocery planning always starts with this list to ensure I don’t run out of these food staples.
Bonus Tip: Use Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program
I order a number of items through Amazon’s Subscribe and Save program to ensure we never run out of them.
- Jeremiah’s Pick Coffee Organic French Roast Whole Bean Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
- Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, 54-Ounce Containers (Pack of 2)
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Coconut Flour, 16-Ounce Units (Pack of 4)
- Dial Gold Antibacterial Soap Bar, 4-Ounce Bars, 10-Count (Pack of 3)
- Crest Pro-Health Stages Monsters, Inc. Kid’s Toothpaste 4.2 Oz (Pack of 12)
- Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste, Regular, 8.2 Oz (Pack of 6)Suave Professionals, Men, Shampoo, Daily Clean, Ocean Charge, 12.6 Ounces (Pack of 6)
- Country Save HE Laundry Detergent, Powder, 160-Load, 10-lb Boxes (Pack of 4)
- Country Save Oxygen Powered Bleach, 20-Load, 2.5-Pound Boxes (Pack of 12)