Eating Healthy on a Budget: Organic

by Rayne DeVivo The area that ultimately inflated my food spending to an unsustainable level was increasing our consumption of organic food and cutting out dyes and high fructose corn syrup. This week I interviewed three women who feed their families an entirely organic or sustainable diet about how they manage their costs. MFA Mama’s goals are to feed her family … [Read more...]

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Aldi

by Rayne DeVivo Today I’m admitting something embarrassing to Chambanamoms readers. My whole adult life I’ve heard tales of the great deals to be had at Aldi, but I’ve been too anxious to shop there. I tried to go there a decade ago and was flummoxed by the shopping carts and left without stepping foot in the store. Earlier this year I sought out an Aldi mentor to … [Read more...]

Eating Healthy on a Budget: Elbow Grease

By Rayne DeVivo Besides shopping sales and using coupons, another way I’ve cut my grocery budget is to do more work preparing food into convenient packages at home. It’s universal at the grocery; the more convenient it is then the more expensive it will be. I am sure I have bought the following in a two-week period: two pounds of deli ham for sandwiches, a pork shank for … [Read more...]