Hello loves and welcome to what is officially Money Saving Mondays! Now that Project: Food Budget is officially over, I’ve decided to do a quick couponing-esque write-up every Monday. I’ll share savings and spending and my favorite deals. Every now and then there will be a food-tastic giveaway (I’m waiting on an amazing package to come in tehehe) along with a Company of the Week. As tips come up, I’ll post them. And I’ll continue to share foodie photos as well.
Alright…let’s do this.
*Test recipes for the fourth Happy Herbivore cookbook are starred.*
Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onions (from the Body Heart 3-Day Beauty Boost)
Vegetable Cheater Pad Thai
Nigerian Kidney Bean Stew with a Peanut Sauce (leftovers from a Nigerian Independence Day potluck I attended this weekend)
Spending & Savings
I have a $200/month budget for groceries, including food, toiletries, and household items.
Farm Stand: $10.00
Whole Foods: $16.22
Total Spent: $60.24
Total Saved: $30.30 (50%)
Huzzah for a new month! And lots of good deals.
Steals & Deals
So most of the deals I got were “end of the month” deals aka the coupons expired yesterday and are therefore of no use to anyone else. Sorry about that. However, I would highly suggest clipping the Arrowhead Mills coupons here and here and getting yourself some free corn/rice/kamut puffs since they are only $1.99. And great mixed in with coconut milk yogurt, peanut butter, pumpkin, and
an excessive just the right amount of pumpkin pie spice.
In other news, I was super stoked because a couple of items I needed, and had been waiting to go on sale…were on sale when I got to Whole Foods! Its such a good feeling when you have a coupon for every single thing on your list and when you discover that some of those things are also on sale. double#win.
That’s it for this week. Wednesday I’m sharing some of my new favorites…many of which I got on super sale on a whim and ended up falling in love with. Cheers to that.