I will be ending Frugally Fit next week as I get ready for the next series! I will announce the new series next week. In the meantime, enjoy the last few weeks of Frugally Fit!
Write to companies for coupons.
Sometimes the best place to find coupons isn’t the internet or the newspaper. It’s right from the company. Find the contact email for a company and write them a note on how you enjoy or how you are disappointed with their products. Most of the time they will send you some coupons for more of their products! I haven’t done much of this yet but I did write to Amy’s Organics a while back and they sent me a bunch of coupons for various free products!
Make bread at home.
I always make bread at home. I might buy the natural stuff from the store but with our diet and my allergies we avoid anything with HFCS and preservatives. And the natural/organic breads are very expensive! So we make our bread at home. If you don’t think you have enough time to make bread I highly recommend you invest in a bread machine. All you have to do is add about 5-6 ingredients, push a few buttons and let it go! I don’t bake in my bread machine much since we like a regular shaped loaf, but I enjoy making dough in it, especially pizza dough. I can throw a few ingredients in it and leave it go for an hour, then I take out the dough, divide it in half and freeze it in plastic bags for future meals.
Stick to the food basics.
Next time you head to grocery store walk around the perimeter. You will see the basics, bread, produce, meat. When you are trying to stretch a buck when it comes to your groceries, it’s good to try and avoid those middle aisles filled with pretty packaging and all kinds of foods we really don’t need. A person really only needs fruits, vegetables, proteins, and healthy fats. Consider this the next time you are grocery shopping before you put something into your cart. Do you really need that box of sugary cereal for $2? Or can it be replaced with a container of oats for less than $1lb?