If you have read my blog for any length of time you'll know I am striving to live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. Recently, we've been in the process of giving up some things I didn't think I could give up. We recently gave up store bought microwave popcorn. I now buy it in bulk from the grocery store and we make our own microwave popcorn. About the same time I was convicted on getting rid of the remaining convenience foods that I buy I ran out of cooking spray, instead of buying more I'm using up the ends of butter and like it much better. We also gave up margarine in favor of real butter.
Our snack list now consists of fresh fruit or vegetables...apples, grapes, carrot sticks, berries
and homemade popcorn or homemade cookies.
My pantry is looking "bare" consisting of rice and my many jars of canned goodness from our garden. The cereal cupboard is almost empty as is the "candy" cupboard. The fridge contains our homemade ketchup, milk, cheese, and butter. I'm working on getting rid of our store bought dressings and bbq sauce. The freezers are full of meat or homemade freezer meals.
My bread cupboard is empty...waiting to be filled tomorrow with homemade bread. The homemade cookies look lovely sitting on the counter in the "nice" dish.
Our remaining holdouts are sugar, pop ( for my hubby and I), and cooking oils. I hate to say but we're still using vegetable oil for cooking.
What are you changing in your life? Giving up works for me