One of the reasons I hear all the time for not using coupons is you can’t find deals on healthy foods. It’s just another coupon myth—my family eats very well, and we do it on a tight budget. I pay attention to sales, stockup when I find a deal and make seasonal choices to keep our costs down.
Buying fruits and vegetables in season is the best way to keep your produce expenses under budget. While my girls really enjoy strawberries and grapes all summer, I’m not about to spend $4 per pound in colder months. Right now, we have clementines and bananas. We look forward to the return of our favorite summer fruit later in the year! This year, I am planning to store some to last throughout the year. This summer my mom and I prepped & froze 16 dozen ears of corn. I love having “fresh” corn on hand all winter. I’m definitely tackling that project again this summer, along with canning green beans and tomatoes. Are you living off a summer can or freezer stash? How else do you feed your family healthy foods without going broke?
We hope you’ll set a 2010 goal to join us for Money Saving Monday each week. We love to hear about your tips, tricks and frugal living ideas. Right now, our articles are ingfocus on helping you get started with your resolutions, inexpensively. Come back next week to share your money saving tips for getting out of debt—many of you are setting financial goals to work towards a debt free live, and we’d love to hear your ideas!
This post is part of our New Year, New Budget series. We are concentrating on New Year’s resolutions and helping you find ways to tackle them inexpensively. Over the next few days, our articles will focus on two coordinating resolutions—”get fit” and “lose weight”—with frugal tips on eating healthy and working out.