Okay so we don’t any processed foods around here…So how do we eat frugally?
Shopping at different stores.
If I could only pick 2 stores in the Southeast to shop at. It would be Aldi’s and Publix.
However I do get to pick more. So here is what I buy and where I buy. I did a pricebook 4 years ago (Tightwad Gazette, its a great book to learn from) and started analyzing what I spend per ounce or unit. I highly recommend this process. I took some filler paper and wrote down DAIRY, FLOUR, VEGETABLES, BREAD etc. And then every time I was in a store, I would try and write down the prices or forget my book and scratch into the back of my little paper phone directory. If all else fails, just pull out all your receipts for the past month and sit down in front of the cabinet looking at the # of ounces in each item.
Here is a crash course of where to buy what if you want to cheat and see mine. The 2nd price is the 2nd best option…..
Yes I go to many places, but places like Trader Joes and Whole Foods I only go once a month.
IF YOU HAVE ANY BETTER PRICES than this please leave a COMMENT below! Would love to hear!
$3.83 16oz Sams
$2.29 16oz Trader Joes
Organic Baby Carrots 16 oz
$1.69 Whole Food
$1.99 Trader Joes
Unbleached Flour 5lbs
$2.49 Whole Foods
Organic Rice Pasta
$1.99 lb at Trader Joes
$3.69 for 3 lbs at Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s (80% of the year at that price)
Organic Potatoes 5lbs
$3.29 Whole Foods (Trader Joe’s too 60% of the time has it at this price)
Aluminum Free Baking Powder
$1.49 Whole Foods
$1.29 (it went up:( Aldis
Half and Half
$3.69 half gallon Publix
Aldis now carries a decent brand, but it still has more chemicals than Publix
Grass Fed Cheese
$4.99 lb Trader Joes
$2.69 lb Aldis
$2.99 Whole Food (and its RBST free!)
$1.29 cheapest at Aldis
Regular Oats (the big can)
$1.99 for 42oz Aldis
$1.49 for 32oz Aldis
Tomato Sauce Jar
Local Raw Honey 44oz
$10.99 Shivaam (my local Indian grocery)
Cilantro .33 a bunch, Limes .20 each Shivaam (my local Indian grocery)
That’s pretty much all I buy. We eat granola, toast, pancakes or oatmeal for breakfast.
We eat sandwiches or leftovers for lunch.
We can talk meat next time!