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Busting The Grocery Budget (In A Good Way)

It’s no secret that I am a bit of a,
um, fanatic about trying to eat organic and local foods. I have
several websites that I love and read regularly that inspire me and
give me great ideas.

I talk freely about how I shop with anyone who asks me (and even
people who don’t, if they look friendly and I’m bored)
and the number one reason people give me for not shopping more
healthily is that it’s “Too expensive. Waaaaaaaaaaay
too expensive.”

My friends, you have been proven wrong.

One of my favorite bloggers, Stephanie at href="http://www.keeperofthehome.org/">Keeper of the
posted a most excellent article yesterday on how
she’d plan and shop for her family on a really tight budget,
just to demonstrate that it could be done. Now, when I say tight, I
mean TIGHT. As in, she gave herself $250. Yes, $250. And she
didn’t use coupons, or go through an organic co-op, or any of
those things. And after she wrote out her shopping list and the
prices, she wrote out her meal planning for the month.

Yes, it means she’s cooking every. Single. Meal. And not
buying processed “helper” foods like
mixed-rice-in-a-bag. But seriously. $250? I can’t remember
the last time I spent $250 in one month. That is pretty dang

Take a look
for yourself. And be encouraged! It can be


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