Meal Planning & Grocery Budget

How to Meal Plan for the Whole Month Even if You Hate Meal Planning!

In this post, I’ll show you exactly how to meal plan for a whole month (even if you hate meal planning). With 4 small children running around, I don’t want to spend a lot of time meal planning. So, I set up a system where I can now plan breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for an …

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12 Easy Meal Prep Tips for Cooking Dinner: Make Dinner in the Morning

Ever feel guilty that you order too much last minute takeout? You’re just tired by the end of the day… it’s understandable. Or maybe you have every intention of making dinner tonight, but then the baby doesn’t nap well and needs to be held, and you can chop veggies very well while holding a 1 …

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How Much Should I Spend on Groceries? Use These 5 Simple Questions

I hear people bemoaning the darn grocery budget all the time! It’s so hard to know how much groceries “should” be costing. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get is, “how much do you spend on groceries?” or “What should your grocery bill be?” In the last couple years that we’ve been paying off our …

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How to Track Your Grocery Spending | 2 Methods That Work Every Time

4 Easy Ways to Track Your Grocery Spending [SPREADSHEET]

Whether your food budget is $100 per month or $1,000 per month, if you want to stick to the food budget you’ve decided on, you have to know how to track your grocery spending. After all, if you have a budget, but don’t know how much you’re spending, then do you really have a budget? …

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70 Aldi Products, Features, Warnings & Hacks: A Complete Aldi Review

Confession: I’ve use to think Aldi was gross. I thought that you would only shop at Aldi if you had to. And if you could possibly afford to shop anywhere else, you obviously would, because ew, Aldi. I don’t know why I thought that, and seeing as how I’ve done most of my grocery shopping …

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Simplify Your Life: 9 Tips for Eliminating Errands, Notifications, Clutter and More!

I googled “simplify your life mom” as I was writing this, and got over a million results. So why one more post about simplifying life? Because, I read a few, and they weren’t simple! The top result had 72 tips to simplify your life… 72! 72 isn’t simple. Here’s the hard truth. You might have …

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8 reasons to try Walmart pickup grocery app and a $10 off discount code for you. You will save time and money with walmart grocery app. Life hack for productivity | grocery shopping hacks

Walmart Pickup Review | Spoiler Alert: It’s AWESOME!

Oh. Em. Gee. I recently tried the new-ish Walmart Grocery Online Order & Pickup Service and it’s a grocery shopping game changer, y’all. Especially if you have little kids, or are pressed for time. I love it. I almost gave the Walmart lady a hug while she was loading groceries into my car. Too far? Update 2019: …

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Here are 10 simple tips for how to save money on groceries without using coupons. I do most of these each month and we spend less than $400 per month for our family of 4.

How To Save Money on Groceries: 10 Simple Ideas & NO Coupons

I recently wrote about how I got sloppy at budgeting towards the end of my pregnancy with our 3rd baby. Especially with our grocery budget! Oddly enough, even with 3 kiddos under 3.5, I have way more energy and mental stamina to think about budgeting (and blogging) again now that I’m not pregnant. That 3rd one …

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Why I Love Grocery Shopping Once a Month

Let’s talk grocery shopping. Granted, not the most exciting of topics, but something we do a lot. So, worth talking about how to make it easier… I have tried every single possible grocery planning method over the past 7 years that I’ve been in charge of feeding myself (and anyone else who came along and depends …

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Save Money on Groceries with Walmart Price Match

I don’t know what it is about the darn grocery budget, but it seems like something everyone wants to spend less on. If you have little kids, meal planning and grocery shopping might sound about as fun as repeatedly poking your eyes with dull colored pencils. But, this process can become relatively simple if you try …

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