This is for the Mom or Dad with a pantry full of food and who wants to save money right now. Do you have a pantry full of food? Did you know you may have hundred’s of dollars worth of food in your fridge, freezer, and pantry? How much money could you save in a month if you didn’t shop and used up every single thing in your house?
Let’s find out. Want to join me?
Erin from the Sunny Side Up blog graciously let me use one of her beautiful pictures of her pantry since I don’t have a pantry. Isn’t it gorgeous? She is so organized! I love her blog.
First take a complete inventory of your fridge, freezer, and pantry. Write it all down! It doesn’t matter what your pantry or food situation looks like. Write it down!
Don’t be afraid to get creative with ingredients that you have on hand. You bought it, now it’s time to use it! Think of the ingredients on your shelves as $5, $10, and $20 bills. Would you throw away those bills in your trash? No! So don’t let those bills be your food.
It might not always be the meal you are craving, but using up the food you have can save you a ton of money! Don’t let your ego get in the way of your bank account. You can eat a few strange meals to get to where you want to be financially.
What do you do when you use up all the food that you have?
Shop with intention from here on out. Menu plan first out of your fridge, freezer, and pantry from here on out. Shop the perimeter of your grocery store for the ingredients that you do need. That is where the good stuff is! Try to waste little to nothing.
We have been doing this for over a year now. Doing this keeps our grocery bill under $400 a month for our family of five. When I open up my fridge I see an organized space of very little waste. And this makes me happy!
My family and I eat so much healthier and I feel good about our choices. We have more energy, and we are so much happier.
So will you accept my challenge? Will you deplete your pantry, save hundreds of dollars, and shop with intention?
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