Frugal Kitchen

How to Make Dinner When You are Not Home to Cook

How to Make Dinner When You are Not Home to Cook

Want to make healthy dinners but you aren’t home in time to cook? Here are 3 steps you can take today to ensure next week’s dinnertime success. This post contains affiliate links, which means we receive a small compensation if you make a purchase using […]

10 Recipes for Real Food in Busy Seasons

10 Recipes for Real Food in Busy Seasons

  The holidays can be crazy. Here are 10 simple, real food dishes you can make in a few minutes or ahead of time so you can enjoy family and keep it simple.     Right now, we are 2 weeks past Thanksgiving, and I can’t […]

$90 Real Food Grocery Budget for a Family of 5

$90 Real Food Grocery Budget for a Family of 5

  Can a family of 5 big eaters eat real food for $90/week? If you are passionate about healthy eating but need to save serious money, this series is for you. Learn how to eat real food cheap!     This post contains affiliate links, […]

Does Costco Save You Money on Real Food?

Does Costco Save You Money on Real Food?

  The past two months, my family conducted an experiment. Could our family of 5 really save money and eat healthy at Costco? Could we keep our food stamp budget and eat even more organic, non-GMO, whole grains, and plenty of fresh produce? Here is what […]

The 20 Ingredients You Need to Cook Simple, Healthy Meals

The 20 Ingredients You Need to Cook Simple, Healthy Meals

With a few basic ingredients, you can create a huge variety of meals that feed your family well. Here is the list we created during our broke years. When Chris and I created our first “now we’re married” budget, we had $25 a week for food. […]

$25 Costco Grocery Haul & Menu

$25 Costco Grocery Haul & Menu

  When we shop at Costco, we count by fives. There is no buying anything under $5. So when we have $25 for the week, we can buy roughly 5 items at most. That’s exactly what we did this week. We had company this week, […]