Frugal Pantry

How to Make Cheap Smoothies

How to Make Cheap Smoothies

    For a long time, smoothies = extravagance in our home. Drinking one for breakfast meant I did a killer job stretching the grocery budget, and we could actually afford frozen fruit and other luxuries. As a result, I got a lot of practice […]

Are Zucchini Noodles for Small Budgets?

Are Zucchini Noodles for Small Budgets?

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using the links. You can view my full disclosure policy here.   Zucchini or Squash noodles – cleverly nicknamed zoodles – have been around for awhile. Can I brag […]

5 Ways to Save Money on Fruits and Vegetables

5 Ways to Save Money on Fruits and Vegetables

  We eat a lot of produce. Like a lot. Think 15 pounds of apples in a week if I ration. “No, you cannot have another apple, kid. How are you not on the toilet all day? Eat a banana.” Most people agree you should eat […]

How to Eat Grassfed, Free-Range Meat on a Small Budget

How to Eat Grassfed, Free-Range Meat on a Small Budget

  The cheapskate in me would love to be a vegetarian. Meat is expensive. But burgers are awesome, so my inner cheapskate and carnivore learn to make peace. Several years ago, after some good books and a revealing documentary, we made sustainably-sourced meat a priority in our […]

The Cheapest, Healthiest Grains We Eat

The Cheapest, Healthiest Grains We Eat

  Grains are the life-blood of most diets around the world, and there are a ton to choose from. As promised, here’s your chance to peek into our pantry and see what grains come to our table in a typical week. Often, we think of grains […]