CD and I saved so much money on groceries while we were in Michigan…and I’m scared he is going to pack me up and move me to a small town far far away from both Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Hehe. So, when we got back home to Nashville, we sat down and devised different ways to save money on our food bill. We rarely go out to eat, but I’ll be the first to admit that our dining-in budget (or lack thereof) is totally out of control, and when I say “our”, I really mean “mine”. 😉
First off, I’m trying to eat less wheat, but instead of going out and stocking our cabinets with pricey gluten and wheat free packaged hot cereals, we found this gem at Costco.
I’ve always loved this brand of brown rice – it smells so amazing when I cook it my rice cooker. Any brown rice recipes you’d like to share?
Another way to save money is to make my own non-dairy milk. I love my Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk and So Delicious’s Coconut Milk Beverage, but it’s really quite easy to make your own versions at home. For my homemade almond milk recipe, click here, and for the coconut milk beverage, you’ll need the following…
Into my Vita-Mix went 1 can of coconut milk, 2 tsp of lecithin (Works as an emulsifier and keeps the liquids from separating. Lecithin is available in the supplement section of most health food stores or click here to order it from iHerb), and enough water to fill the blender. I then blended away and ended up with 64 ounces of HEABified coconut milk for less than $2.00! I mean if you look at the ingredients for the So Delicious stuff, it’s basically just diluted coconut milk fortified with vitamins. So, why not make your own and pop a mutli?
1 cup HEABified coconut milk
1/2 tsp guar gum
1/3 tsp xanthan gum
Toppings: dark chocolate chips and peanuts
What’s your favorite money saving tip when it comes to grocery shopping?
Oh, and the winner of the Artisana squeeze packets is…
Congrats Laura! Hope you enjoy your coconut butter.