Lazy Meal Planning On Your Smart Phone and Tablet

When I was pregnant with our second son, my friends from the local MOMS Club chapter in my town kept telling me that sooner or later, I’d have to start making a weekly meal plan in order to save money and organize our household. I thought it was good advice, but being the somewhat messy, creatively unorganized […]

Simple Menu Planning On A Budget

Do you struggle to stay within your food budget or wish your budget went a little further to get the healthy, organic food you want? The best way to stick to a budget and get the most for your dollar is to plan a menu. Making a menu doesn’t have to be a hard or […]

Giveaway — 3 Months of eMeals Menu Planning Service

Know what I love?? Tools that make my life easier. That’s why I was so excited do a trial membership of eMeals, an online menu planning service. Not only does eMeals save me a BUNCH of time, but it also saves our family money by providing accompanying shopping lists (taking advantage of weekly grocery specials) […]

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Making Veggies Last

One question I get asked about regarding my once a month grocery shopping is, “What do you do about fresh fruits and vegetables?” Here are some tips I have learned along the way to keep your fresh fruits and vegetables lasting a bit longer: Fruits and Vegetables that will last about 1 month (3-4 weeks) […]

Free Menu Planner

Here is the worksheet I use to create our weekly menus. It is free for download, and if you post it on your blog, I would really appreciate a link back to Frugal Family Fun Blog. Thanks so much! It is simple, but it works for us. To get more menu planning ideas, see this […]

The Secrets to Once a Month Grocery Shopping

If you have never tried once a month grocery shopping, February is the perfect month to start!  With just 28 days, if you are already accustomed to shopping every other week, once a month shopping for this month will not feel like much of a stretch.  Here are some tips to get started: Leave the […]

6 Tips for Handling Picky Eaters

Are your kids picky eaters? Are you preparing several dinners each night? Finding ways to handle picky eaters can be a huge help towards keeping a low food budget. Here are some tips that worked with our little picky one (who is not so picky any more!). Do not keep junk food in the house. […]

Frugal Meal Planning 101

For many households, food can be one of the highest monthly expenses (second to rent or mortgage). Fortunately, there are several tricks to slashing your grocery bill while still maintaining a healthy diet.  Meal planning is one technique, and you may find it works well for your family. If you have never tried to reduce […]

Top 10 Cheap and Healthy Foods

Epicurious has a fabulous article on some of the best money-saving ingredients (complete with recipes). This is a great resource, and you can find the list here. Do you use brown rice, potatoes, apples, eggs, beans, or any of the other ingredients listed in your everyday cooking? I would love to hear about it! Leave […]

8 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

You may be surprised to learn that eating healthy foods can be good for your waistline and your budget! Here are some of our favorite tips for eating healthy without spending a lot of money: Drink Water — Kick the soda habit. Not only is soda loaded with sugar and calories, it is also not […]

Printable Coupons for Organics

Here is a great list of online printable coupons for organic items: Organic Valley — Save on milk, cheese, soymilk, and butter.  Each coupon can be printed twice.  Also, click here for a printable coupon for $2 off the purchase of any 2 Organic Valley products. Mambo Sprouts — Many coupons here for green cleaning […]