by- Mary Stephenson
I have learned there are 4 main steps you can take to reduce your spending on food up to 50%.
You can learn all about those deals here at MomsCharlotte.com, where Tara makes it easy for you by compiling the store specials and tells you when there's a coupon you can use to further reduce your costs.
Plan your shopping list and menus according to the weekly specials and always clip coupons--it is FREE money! Plan meals based on the sale items and eat well while you are saving money!
We have found preparing meals ahead as a family on Sunday afternoons is a great way to spend family time & also to get the meals ready so there is less stress during the week.
We also love to use the slow cooker during the week for meals such as soups, chilis and casseroles! When you walk in at dinnertime, the food is ready!
Fix It and Forget It is one of my favorite Slow Cooker Cookbooks for easy to prepare & tasty recipes.
Use foods that are seasonal and you will get the most flavorful items at the best prices. You can freeze a second batch for a later date! Buy Summer fruits now such as blueberries, peaches and strawberries which can be use to prepared items such as breads, muffins or pies and can be frozen for later!
Get lots more money saving ideas on Mary's blog at FrugaltoRich.com