An open refrigerator, neatly organized and labeled with different food categories.
Credit: Amanda Baltazar

I Figured Out How to (Finally) Cut Our Monthly Grocery Bill in Half — And Saved Hundreds of Dollars

by Amanda Baltazar


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The Kitchn

November 2023

In a typical month, the Baltazar family — my husband; our daughter, Olive; and me — spends around $1,100 on groceries, with one of us (my husband) gone every other week for work. We eat most of our meals at home; we cook and bake from scratch a lot; and we eat very little meat. Olive bakes often and even cooks a meal every other week — let’s call that “college prep.”

In September, our grocery expenses reached $1,400. Astronomical? I know!

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