One of the ways to save money on your grocery budget is to make sure that you don’t waste the food that you buy each week. Every time you have to throw away leftovers or spoiled food, it’s savings and hard work that is being lost.
So for the month of April, I am encouraging my readers to join my “Use It, Don’t Waste It Challenge.” It’s really simple. Each week you do all you can to make sure that you don’t end up throwing away food. This will probably involve some meal planning on your part, some creativity on using leftovers for an additional meal and just being conscious of how much you are buying at the grocery store each week.
I am going to be doing this challenge right along with you. I have a habit of over-buying in the produce department and then trying to figure out how to use everything before it spoils.
So the first part of the challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to clean out your refrigerators this week, take inventory of what you have that’s left and make sure that you only buy what you truly need for the next week. I really believe that this is going to help you save money throughout the month on your grocery budget. I’ll also be sharing ways that you might be able to use some produce that might be a little past its prime, like the bananas above.
On Monday, April 2nd, I’m going to put up a posting for you to leave a comment that you are participating in the challenge. Anyone who comments will be entered in a giveaway I’m hosting for $100 in Gardening supplies. This could be just what you might need to grow your own produce and herbs and save even more money!
I’m hoping that you’ll all join me in this simple challenge of not wasting food. So clean out your refrigerators, get your meal plans set and make sure you look for the posting on Monday, April 2, 2012 to join the challenge and giveaway!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not the giveaway posting. It won’t be posted until 4/2/12 so look for it then!