31days beauty budget wide Budgeting for Food: How Do You Handle It? (Free Printable)
This month we’ve been dissecting all areas of savings and our budget, but for Tasty Tuesday’s, we’ve specifically been looking at our food budgets.
We started with an honest discussion talking about our Monthly Food Costs. Last week, I shared my free printable monthly food tracker, while you chimed in with how you handle budgeting your food.
This week, I’d love to hear your #1 bit of advice that you would give to someone new to attacking and slashing their grocery budget WITHOUT coupons.
Yes, I hear many of you groaning right now because coupons were the most significant thing you have implemented to tackle that budget, BUT couponing demands a huge learning curve to really becoming a grocery guru, and I want to encourage those who choose to find other ways to save.
Since the onset of Extreme Couponing, and my first sharing about how it’s just not reality, I’ve had to completely re-think my strategy after Extreme Couponing, which resulted in some additional savings because I was thinking strategically about my shopping.  At our Becoming conference, I did a hour long keynote talk addressing this topic of saving money in the kitchen without coupons, so I know there are many varying options.
When friends and readers ask for my help, but don’t want to coupon, some of my first reactions are as follows:

My list could go on and on, but I know you have some great wisdom to share with readers here and I can’t wait to read your comments.
Imagine that someone is coming to you asking for help to trim their large food budget by hundreds of dollars, Where should they start?
Please share your wisdom in the comments.

TastyTuesday200pix What Are Your Monthly Food Costs? Chime in.

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