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Your Grocery Budget Toolbox

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As part of my efforts to do better with managing my money in March, I purchased Your Grocery Budget Toolbox. This e-book by Anne Simpson has all the tools you need to start feeding your family healthy foods without breaking the bank.

What makes this book different from other money-saving tips I’ve found is the focus on healthy fare…fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and non-processed foods. So many other times I have read a great article about all the sales and coupons at a particular grocery store, and then I look at the items and they are all junk foods.

Well, just because I can get a product for next-to-nothing doesn’t mean I will buy it and serve it to my family! Purchasing healthy foods is important to me, and I’m willing to spend a little more. But Simpson shows you that you don’t always have to. Throughout the nine chapters, the topics of establishing your budget, where to find healthy foods for cheap (besides your typical grocery store), the benefits of once-a-month shopping, and coupons are all addressed.

One especially helpful chapter details how to create a price book. The price book will become your bible. It is here that you list how much a gallon of milk (for example) costs at Stores A, B, and C. Simpson shows you step-by-step how to make your price book and why it is an invaluable resource when planning your shopping trips.

There is even a chapter of recipes for “do it yourself food,” which is food you can make on your own instead of buying the processed alternative at the store. This will save you money and be a healthier option. Here you will find recipes for cake mix, butter, oat flour, tortillas, peanut butter, and pizza crust, to name a few.

After reading this e-book I felt armed and ready to make my own budget, shop around for the best prices, and even attempt meal-planning for the whole month. Even if you’re not ready to dive head-first into grocery budgeting, this book will help you test the waters. I guarantee you will pick up at least a handful of useful tips that you can start putting into practice today. This morning we used up our last slices of bread to make toast. Ordinarily, I would throw out that end piece at the bottom of the bag, but then I remembered a tip from the e-book: don’t throw it out, make it into bread crumbs! And I did!

So if your grocery budget is in need of some revamping like mine was, I highly recommend you buy Your Grocery Budget Toolbox– you will not be disappointed! To further entice you, all Naughty Mommy readers will get a 25% discount from the already-low e-book price of $7.99! To purchase, click here. Then enter the discount code “naughty” to get your special sale price, but hurry, this discount is only good for one week.

You can also purchase the e-book directly from Barnes & Noble (for your Nook) or Amazon (for your Kindle), but the 25% off code is only valid if you purchase the PDF version from here. Once you have the PDF version, you can access it on your computer and then download it to your e-reader.

For more about the author, check out Anne’s blog Authentic Simplicity. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more money-saving ideas.

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  • Allison
    March 8, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    I will be reading this one next. Not sure if I’m ready to churn my own butter, though.

  • Marissa
    March 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Once a Month Mom is a great resource for once a month meal planning. There is a fee to access their menus, but I definitely think it is worth it.

  • Melanie
    March 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    Pre-gfree….. I used to subscribe to the six o’clock scramble. Cool website/email subscription that planned your meals for the week through complimentary and shared ingredients, giving you a healthy and brief shopping list. Healthy and GOOD recipes. Worth checking out!

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