10 Favorite (Cheap) Grocery Staples // Winter Edition

>> Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hey there! If you follow Writing Chapter Three, you know I've started recording some videos for my new YouTube channel. It's something I've wanted/meant to do for a long time, so I'm hoping to keep the momentum going with at least one or two videos each week -- maybe more if you guys like them.

This one I did over the weekend about our latest grocery haul seemed more appropriate over on this blog since it focuses on food and budget, which are regular features here.

I'll let myself do the talking . . .


For those of you unable to watch video, here's the basic list -- most of these items cost less than $2 to purchase:
  • Canned Beans (though I'd like to start using dry for even more savings)
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Rice, Lentils, etc.
  • Greek Yogurt (if I can find it cheap)
  • Onions/Garlic
  • Russet Potatoes
  • Rolled Oats 
  • Spinach
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
We always have these ingredients on hand in the cold months before our CSA kicks in, which is when we tend to eat more produce because it's in season, plentiful, and locally delicious. Additionally, and I gave some more elaboration in the video, here are some items we "splurge" on:
  • Avocados
  • Dark baking chocolate
  • Berries (out of season, like strawberries right now)
If you've been reading here for a while, you know I'm always looking to feed our family good food for less. We try to cook with whole foods as often as possible, which makes coupling and other traditional savings methods difficult, but we're still able to find quality stuff to keep our stomaches full -- and even blog some fun recipes for you all.

I've covered a lot of grocery budgeting stuff in the past. Generally, our weekly budget overs around $75 or sometimes less, which was easier when Ada wasn't eating much besides breast milk, but we're working on it by shopping at a variety of locations, which I'll get into with another video.


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