5 Ways Being Mindful Will Save You Money On Food, And A Bonus

Do you wonder “How can I save money on food and eat well too?  You know it’s good to be Thrifty?  It leaves money in your pocket for what really matters.  There are many ways to save money on food and eat well too.how can I save money on food and eat well

I have made big changes in my food shopping in the past 6 months or so.  I had never calculated how much I spent on groceries until the day I checked my credit card bill (I pay everyting with my card to get points) and saw I spent around $250 a month, quite consistently.  I thought this was a little high and I decided to see if I could find ways to save money on food.

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5 ways to save money on food (while eating well)

Look at how much you normally spend and set a food budget 20% lower for the next month to save money on food.

  • For example if you normally spend $250. a month on food  – excluding cleaning products, toilet paper, etc., set your food budget at 80% of that, or $200. a month.  If you are already spending wisely you may not lower your food bill as much as I did.  On the other hand, you may find you can be a lot more thrifty and still eat really well.

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10 Tips to Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables Without Breaking the Bank

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Fruits, vegetables.  It’s not easy to eat the daily recommended portions of fruits and vegetables but it’s important to find ways to eat enough.  As you move into your mid-forties, the need for even better nutrition is obvious as we struggle to keep our weight in check.  Vegetables become our best friend as they help us keep a full belly with the highest nutritional value and the lowest caloric intake.

With winter in full swing, higher prices and less choices,  I still want to make sure I keep on eating the daily recommended 6 to 10 portions of vegetables (4-8) and fruits( 2 or 3).  But with asparagus often at $5. a pound, I have come up with alternatives Continue reading “10 Tips to Eat Enough Fruits and Vegetables Without Breaking the Bank”

Save the cost of your gym membership

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Would you like to be lean and strong without ever setting foot in a gym?  Do you believe it’s possible?  Yes, you can save the cost of your gym membership.  If you are like me, you totally dislike going to the gym.  If you are like a very large number of people, you have bought gym memberships in the past and only used them a few times, a few weeks maybe.  Yet you value your health – you want to do cardio for your heart and weight training to get lean and get strong bones without risking another $500 – $900 or more on another gym membership.

I totally understand people who are not gym people.  Whatever the reason.  Every time I bought a membership (twice), I barely used it and when I did I did not enjoy it. I hated getting out of the house, I hated waiting in line,  I did not enjoy being looked at when I was exercising.  And I can go on and on. Continue reading “Save the cost of your gym membership”

I just threw a big $5.00 in the trash – Don’t Follow My Example

Do you want to stop throwing your money away?  I hate when I realize I have done it.   I am not happy about it.  Yes, I just threw $5 in the garbage by not being mindful and forgetting to bring 2 books back to the library on time. I was 6 days late.

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In my defense, it does not happen often that I pay a fine (or interest) but when it happens, it is absolutely like throwing money away.  I must admit that there is another way that I sometimes, too often, throw money away.
It’s when I forget that juice in the back of the fridge, or the cucumber, or… you get it.  Throwing money away when food goes bad in the fridge.   Which is completely crazy.  On one hand, I look at flyers and compare prices.  I stock up on non-perishables when there is a good deal – often Continue reading “I just threw a big $5.00 in the trash – Don’t Follow My Example”