14 Easy, Frugal Ways You Can Stop Throwing Away Food

 In 2019, CNBC reported that the average American family throws out nearly $1500 worth of food every year!  That’s $165 million as a nation – every year!  If that doesn’t curl your hair consider that the New York Times stated in 2017 that “globally we throw out about 1.3 billion tons of food a year or a third of … Read more

5 Honest Truths About Becoming Debt Free

Some believe that being debt-free means having freedom to spend money on whatever they would like and living life big – with no restraints. However, having been debt free for over twenty years, we can tell you that the vision of spending with abandon, finally gaining the respect and admiration of others, and discovering true … Read more

Fast and Frugal Easy Lentil Taco Filling

If you have a tight food budget, then lentils may be just the ticket to saving more money. When it comes to a fast and filling meat substitute, you seriously can’t beat lentils. They cook in 20 minutes, contain a boatload of fiber and protein, and are incredibly versatile. I keep several pounds of lentils … Read more

Keeping Lettuce Fresh in 5 Easy Steps

Ah! it’s the time of year that I affectionately call “Lettuce Days”! For a vegan, like me, that spells nirvana! Fresh greens, lettuce, kale, and arugula are abundant and ready to eat. However, the volume can be a little overwhelming, because greens can wilt in a heartbeat if they are not prepped properly. I’ll show … Read more

Two-Ingredient $50 Weekly Menu Plan

This week, we are focusing on creating an economical, no-waste many. My local HyVee was featuring cauliflower and broccoli for just $1.49. That price wasn’t per pound. It was per large head of broccoli and big bunch of broccoli. I walked in, bought three of each, and walked out – having paid just under $9.00 … Read more