Tagged: Grocery

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them

I had the Today show on this morning and stopped to watch a segment about five foods you must eat and their health benefits.  You can watch the clip online here, or you can browse my list with recipes! Cold Water Fish: The show suggested salmon but mackerel is also...

Vegi Soup Mix Recipe

Vegi Soup Mix Recipe

The beginning of July is not usually a time to enjoy a hot barley stew.  But with the wonderful deal on dried beans that I found at the dented can grocery store ($.30!) I couldn’t resist my childhood favorite soup. My mom used to purchase a soup mix from the...

So Long, Ramens!

So Long, Ramens!

What!? I ate my last package of Ramens yesterday, and I don’t plan on buying any more.  How can you be a frugal college student and not eat Ramens? Easy!  You find all sorts of great Internet resources for cooking inexpensive, filling, feel-good food. Like… Hillbilly Housewife Iowa Girl Eats...

Monday Meal Plan

Monday Meal Plan

Last week was Dine-In-Week challenge, and I am happy to say that I made it through.  This meant no soda from the vending machine, no ordering food after work, and no not-from-home coffee Monday through Friday. Friday night was so much fun!  We had friends over for fish tacos made...

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

The Magical Fruit Shouldn’t Be Mysterious

A New York Times article has been circulating in The Compact Yahoo group, creating quite the discussion yesterday.  The article introduces the New Poor, “people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives — potentially for...

Monday Meal Plan with Dine-In Week Challenge

Monday Meal Plan with Dine-In Week Challenge

This week I’m joining the combined efforts of Natalie from The Frugalista and Katy from The Non-Consumer Advocate and I’m cooking my own food all week long.  It’s the Dine-In-Week Challenge.  Are You In? Good thing this started today! Yesterday I treated myself to a snow-crab and french-fries dinner after...

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

More In Your Wallet, Less on the Waist

I compiled this list about a year ago.  This is a re-post, with some flavor added. Have you noticed that being thrifty has a positive impact on your health as well?  I’ve complied a list of ways being thrifty positively affects your health. 1. Eat oatmeal.  Oatmeal is one of the powerfoods...

Dessert For Breakfast, Minus Donut

Dessert For Breakfast, Minus Donut

I’ve been itching to try overnight oats a la Iowa Girl Eats and I finally got the opportunity to try it this morning… or, last night. So simple! Mix one container of yogurt (I used A&E Apple Cinnamon) and 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats.  Leave in the fridge overnight.  In...

Thrifty Groceries for the Hard-To-Convert

Thrifty Groceries for the Hard-To-Convert

Spencer is slowly coming to respect my frugal prowess. My “thriftiness” has previously been a joke between the two of us.  But he’s coming around.  He likes his clothes line dried and says he prefers my homemade biscuits to Pillsbury. (SCORE!)  And lately, the money has been talking. Like when...