Eat Well, Spend Less: Week Two Series Links
My post this week detailed my 5 top favorite frugal foods and how I serve them. Here are the 8 other posts along that theme -- all well worth checking out! I've found so much inspiration here and I know I'll be returning to implement some of these ideas in our own home! :)
Jessica at Life As Mom writes about her five favorite meals that help her save money without sacrificing appeal. I love how she shares about a few of her splurges, as well. Grocery budget help from people who eat and enjoy really good food is very much my style! (Tell me to live on soup? Let's at least make it fun!) You'll love her food photos, too.
Carie at Denver Bargains shares 5 great pantry meals you can make affordably. "For me, the key to cooking frugally is to be willing to experiment: there aren’t very many recipes in my house that are set in stone. I try not to let the lack of one or two ingredients keep me from making a meal, so I often experiment with different substitutions!" Also see Carrie's wonderful post "Eating, Spending Nothing: How to live off your pantry".
Aimee at Simple Bites delivers her 5 favorite frugal recipes with photos that make me drool! The Lentil Shepherd's Pie looks especially gourmet! I also second her suggestion of black bean burgers -- such a favorite! :)
Mandi at Life Your Way shares recipes for her 5 frugal meals here. Smoothies are one of her suggestions, and it's one I've turned to for a healthy, easy dessert or breakfast. (For the past couple weeks, whenever the kids ask for dessert, I say "Okay, what kind of fruit do you want on your yogurt/kefir?" ;)
Shaina at Food For My Family writes "When Two Meals Become Five". Shaina always draws me in with her amazing photography! This week she shares about her food budget categories (categories? I am so haphazard in comparison!) and some of her personal food savings tips!
Alyssa at Kingdom First Mom gives her tricks for making frugal meals, including "Use garlic liberally!" and "Keep it simple". See Alyssa's meal list and the rest of her tips here! :)
Katie at Good Life Eats shares Pantry Meals To Keep The Budget On Track. Katie gives 5 frugal pantry breakfast meals, 5 dinner meals, and 3 dessert ideas. Everything she suggests sounds delicious to me, and you won't want to miss her usual, outstanding photography! :)
Next week, we'll all be sharing the final installment in the Eat Well, Spend Less series! :)