Being frugal is something I have always done. But now a days we have no choice but to be frugal. You see, my dear husband just quit his job after 32 years…rightly so and I couldn’t be happier that he is done with that job. And we are now relying on just my income. So here’s some ways we are committed to saving money right now at the height of inflation.
- I’m making sourdough bread twice a week. I love this bread and it’s so good for you. It’s a slow releasing bread on the glucose scale and being as I’m pre-diabetic this is a must for me. So now I’m making all my own bread. Savings of $3.59/loaf.
- Making my own yogurt. I’ve been eating yogurt for years but had to increase it as I’m on an antibiotic right now. So I went back to making my own yogurt. I bought a yogurt container for almost $6. I can make my own yogurt (4x as much as I bought) for $4 and still have milk to drink too. This is an easy way to save money. It’s so easy to make. See my article on how to make yogurt using your slow cooker here.
- I used to love cooking with boneless skinless chicken breast. I’m now using bone in chicken thighs and bone in chicken drumsticks. You have to do what you have to do right now to still be able to eat and eat well. You can eat just as well eating the bone in and use the bones and leftover carrots, onion and celery to make your own chicken stock to use in other recipes. You got this. Savings: About $7 per package of chicken.
- I’m stocking up on the buy one get one sales. They are still having them and if I’m buying items then I’m buying the bogofs. It’s a great way to stock up still and save money.
- I’m cooking more in general and making more things from scratch. It’s better for you and you don’t have to buy extra fancy ingredients because you are cooking with what you already have. Focus on the things that you need to normally stock your pantry with and cook from those items. It’s a great way to save money and use what you already have on hand.
What are you guys doing to save money on groceries? It’s such an incredibly expensive time right now. It’s unprecedented and we’ve never seen prices this high.
Have you made yogurt before? What mix ins would you use?