Frugal Kitchen

$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, […]

What We Ate During Our 10-Day Pantry Challenge

What We Ate During Our 10-Day Pantry Challenge

  What does a family of 5 eat on a 10-Day Pantry Challenge? Can you still eat healthy without buying fresh produce, milk, eggs, and other ingredients? Here is how we did it.     Near the end of August, we decided to run a […]

Dinner for a Dollar is Here!

Dinner for a Dollar is Here!

  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.     “I would love to eat healthier, but it’s just so expensive.” If you ever […]