If you feel like your grocery bill has been creeping up, you’re not crazy. Food prices have been rising for a while, and unlike other areas of your budget, groceries definitely fall solidly into the “need, not want” category. So how DO you spend less money on food when you’re feeding a family? In today’s episode, Meagan and Sarah get honest about the areas where our food spending starts to spiral out of control, as well as how we approach leftovers, generic products, pantry inventory, and family-favorite cheap-o dinners. We also share some smart tips from an actual budget expert (ahem, not us). Make sure you listen ’til the end to hear Meagan’s best tip! Join us.
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in this episode:
- Meagan references this article on food inflation
- We mention these recent episodes: Money Saving Ideas, Room By Room, A Week of Real-Life Dinners, Small Steps Toward Sustainability In The Kitchen
- Sarah thought the June Grocery Haul Challenge from The Financial Diet was fascinating
- Swipe through this IG post on food budgeting from @thebudgetmom
- This is what generic packaging used to look like!
- Don’t miss these related blog posts: These Resources Helped Me Start Budgeting by Sarah Limberg and Navigating Finances With Your Partner by Joanna Martin
- Check out all our episodes and blog posts on money and food