I was recently asked to review a report called How To Cut Your Grocery Budget In Half. It was written by Susanne over at The Hillbilly Housewife. That lady has some super great, frugal ideas. I absolutely love her blog! After reading several of her e-books, her report was nothing short of what I expect from her. It was great! Talk about some good information!
I loved Susanne’s report because she actually shows a comparison regarding time and money between shopping with a plan in comparison to shopping without a plan. “Plan” meaning planning out your week for each day’s meals then compiling a list to go to the store with. Advanced meal planning can be a little difficult at first, but Susanne was great enough to include some meal plans to get you started! She made meal plans to follow a $45 budget, a $70 budget, and meal plans that follow the boxes you can get from Angel Food Ministries. If you haven’t heard of Angel Food Ministries, it is definitely something to look into. Angel Food Ministries is a Georgia based nonprofit organization that provides anyone who wants to participate with a big box worth of food (enough to feed a family of four for a week) for $30. Learn more at www.angelfoodministries.com . Please know that you do not have to be in need to receive this food. Anyone can participate!
I also loved how Susanne made an effort to help break up the monotony. Sometimes people feel like when they eat on a budget they have to eat the same thing over and over again. Or sometimes when people hear the word “budget” they feel like they’re gonna be eating beans and franks for the rest of their lives. Just for you, she included a couple of recipes to get you started.
I really felt like Susanne did a good job putting this review together. I was very surprised at some of the statistics that she included! The report is definitely worth reading. No one should pay more than they have to!! You should read it even if you feel like you save enough already. There may be something you didn’t think about. Besides, it’s free.
Click here to read the report. You can also sign up to receive a free meal planning guide as well.