I got a GREAT question from someone who read one post on my blog this week – here is what my AWESOME bud said:
Ok girl, you know I love you but I have to say this…..
When I was doing this couponing thing I found that I was buying all junk and going to your blog you don’t have to much healthy stuff either from your last shopping spree. Not that I eat healthy all the time because I don’t but what I do know is that by having all the “junk” in the house, I ate it all. I had to stop.
Cleaning supplies and things like that are what I like to save money on. You cant find to many coupons for veggies, fish, chicken and things like that and that is what I need to force myself to eat.
Here was my reply:
Of course I love you!
You can’t go off of my one day – I work a stock pile system
Two weeks ago I got 10 bricks of assorted cheeses and 22 bottles of fruit/veggie juice…kind of a strange weekly list!
You CAN find coupons for veggies – Frozen all the time and occasionally fresh with “meal deals” or just outright like I got free avacados that day…and there are coupons out there for meat (Brakebush chicken, or what they call catalina’s – print outs from your register good for $X off your next order, etc that has ground beef, etc.)
I have to bake cookies for a school related event, that is why I have 10 packs of the Nestle’s ready-to-bake on that transaction – I can’t make 400 cookies for $5… Campbell’s Select soups are pretty healthy, and 8 boxes of cereal are already in the food pantry box for church – I kept the corn flakes and raisin bran! My kid brother likes sweets but lives alone – those Sweet Moments are for him…we will surprise him when we go out to lunch on Saturday.
Dear Hubby is my problem.
I drink soymilk – he refuses to.
I like whole grain wheat bread (think brownberry) and he likes white bread.
He likes canned crap for his lunchpail at work when he is working certain stations that he can just heat and eat.
Usually I take more time on my blog post to say what goes where — I was just lazy that day and didn’t fill in all of the blanks
Those of you that have been following along see what I do – and how I work the raw ingredients into real meals…know my daughter calls the Yoplait Delites Yogurt “chocolate raspberry pudding” and occasionally asks for “half and half” – which is half cow milk and half vanilla soy milk, LOL!
This IS an important topic to cover – as there are a LOT of coupons out there for the RTE (ready to eat) meals that are high in sodium, all the sweets/juices with high fructose corn syrup and so many things with tons of chemicals and preservatives!
You can get a lot of GOOD food too – dairy, meat, veggies, low carb or whole wheat pastas, grains and more…you just have to know your store cycles and work the deals!
I WELCOME questions and comments – if you ever have any, just fire away!