DIY

Grocery Haul: Under $35!

Frugal Gluten Free GroceriesInterested in learning how I got all of these tasty, gluten free groceries for under $35.00? Read on for my frugal, simple ways to save money on your next trip to the grocery store!

Where I shopped:

Walmart Express on Chicago St.

How I stuck to my budget:

  • I made a grocery list prior to leaving the house and kept to it.
  • I made sure that every purchase I made was going towards making a particular meal I had in mind that I’d already planned on preparing.
  • I bought quite a few canned goods. They are very affordable and keep well, often times for a few years or more if they have not been opened or damaged.
  • I chose versatile ingredients that show up in many of the meals I make, such as bell peppers, garlic, green onions, and rice.
  • I was aware of what we already had stocked up in our pantry, fridge, and freezer before I left, ensuring that I didn’t buy anything we didn’t need.
  • I allowed for one treat-type purchase: turkey bacon :). It was only $2.98!!

Other tips that you can use in order to save money on your next grocery bill are to:

  • Read the weekly flyers and be aware of the sales at your store of choice.
  • Be open to shopping at a few different shops for different items. I like to buy canned goods and certain veggies at Walmart, and then head over to Whole Foods for fresh herbs, avocados, and noodles.
  • Consider using coupons to cut down on the cost of your favorite items. Some stores offer in-store coupons, or you can search online and request coupons through the mail.
  • Another way to save money is to buy certain items in bulk, such as vegetables and fruit. You can clean, cut, and refrigerate or freeze them for on-the-go use.

Thanks for tuning in! I should mention that all of these groceries except the 3-pack pizza crusts in the front of the picture are gluten free, as Ian does not have to eat gf crusts like I do. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments if you have any other great tips on how to save money on your grocery bill. 🙂

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