I had a great frugal week this week. I am proud of myself for what I did to save money. :-D I had a bit of a task to try to figure out how to serve more weight loss friendly, less grain heavy meals, healthier eating, etc... without spending a lot. I think I did a good job.
Things that are general, and not daily frugal things:
Rose is still 100% in cloth diapers. Anneliese, we ran out of disposable diapers for her, so she was in cloth diapers until I bought new. In case you're wondering why we use disposable at all for her- she really uses so few diapers a day (since we're partially potty training) that paying for disposables isn't costing so much, so I'd rather not have to deal with her poops in cloth diapers if I can use disposables. It probably takes us more than a month to go through a package of diapers for her, so its not a big deal.
I am extra pleased with myself that we did not use the dryer at all this week, despite having lots of laundry to do and it raining a few days.
Here's what we did to save money this week:
I went shopping at the farmer's market's past prime produce store.
While I was in the city (so saved a bus fare) got Anneliese cheap cute sandals.
Used up some produce that was on its very very last legs to make bibimbap.
Mixed up a bunch of leftovers to make "leftover surprise" for lunch.
Made a vegan Indian legume based lunch.
Used smashed rice cakes and leftover rice in a meatball recipe.
Made homemade brownies using ingredients we had in the house and no xanthan gum.
Served fruit and homemade yogurt with homemade granola for breakfast.
We were invited to a BBQ and were asked to contribute something- either cash or food. We contributed meat that we had in our freezer that we got on sale, and potato salad made with potatoes from the farmer's market past prime produce store.
Made a fire for grilling using foraged wood.
We took home leftovers from the BBQ to use for meals later on in the week.
Someone at the BBQ passed on to us some old pretty serving dishes and (new) hand me down clothes for the kids.
Collected some bottles that are redeemable for cash at the grocery store.
I went to a local sale where they sell so many cheap things, and I picked up some dairy and frozen veggies for a great price, and wasn't tempted by the extra "cheap" treats that we didn't need.
Made homemade yogurt.
Set up beans to soak.
Made gluten free flatbread.
Made lentil dal and other cheap Indian dishes for lunch and supper.
Cooked soaked beans.
Served leftover medley for lunch.
Made homemade gluten free cookies with no xanthan gum.
Made homemade dairy free ice cream.
Made homemade coconut milk.
Foraged wild garlic/onion.
So, what did you do to save money this week?