Proof that you can save money AND eat healthy

So after church today we trekked over to Froberg Farm. It’s always such a treat to go there because it is kind of far from us. At least 30 minutes away. Well worth the drive though. We walk around with the kids and they point out all the different fruits and veggies and help us pick the freshest ones. It’s pretty educational.

As we walked around we put anything in our cart that looked good and fresh. I picked up some herbs to freeze and plenty of salsa making supplies (for our freezer burritos! more on that later). The kids got to sample some watermelon so of course we had to buy one!

I also found poppy seeds and sesame seeds in bulk for only $3 a bag! A great find since they are super expensive at the grocery store.

Total we spent $28 on produce. Some of it will be eaten this week, some frozen, some used to make broths. That is about triple the produce I can generally get at the grocery store for the same price.

Kroger and Randall’s were good to me today as well. I walked out saving 36% and 30% respectively. This wasn’t a big coupon trip though. Mainly necessities and taking advantage of the chicken deals ($1.88 chicken breast, $.77 chicken thighs).

Kroger…not pictured 2 gallons of milk


All together we spent $104 on groceries this week. We have a fridge bursting at the seems with fresh produce and plenty of supplies for scratch cooking. In fact I’m about to put the ingredients for our bread in the bread maker right now.

I also did some freezer cooking today:

  • burritos made with sausage, egg, cheese and green onions
  • chicken broth
  • shredded chicken for several meals
  • salsa
  • froze some fruits, veggies and herbs

I used to STRUGGLE to keep to our $150 a week food budget. I’d come home sheepishly and admit I spent $180…and it wouldn’t even last us the whole week. To be honest, I didn’t even NEED to go grocery shopping this week. I could have gotten some milk and we would have been just fine. We have fruit, veggies, and meat frozen. We have a pantry filled to the brim with staples.

You can save money and eat healthy!

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Heather is the creator and owner of Family Friendly Frugality. She calls Texas home and is married to her best friend. With 2 children 22 months apart, she has her hands full. So full that she decided to start blogging as a hobby. That hobby blew up into a full time job. Now she's got the husband, the kids and the blog. We're not exactly sure what she was thinking, but she's too busy for us to ask. Find Me On Google +

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