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So now that money is tight for us (and many others)...

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So now that money is tight for us (and many others)...

lovessushi | Sep 26, 2008 07:56 PM

My bf has lost his job and we are being supported on my salary (not so much considering our expenses, debt, etc.) So question is-

How can we make the most of grocery shopping? I am not looking for major cheap factor here - I am looking for ways to be smarter with a dollar and make the most of ingredients and buying the right ingredients (which I never seem to do!)

However...we are picky. Won't buy-

anything hydrogenated
pork
anything seriously proccessed-

And to note I don't own a crockpot and can't buy one right now (would blow the circuit in our very old apt.)

Just our preferences - I am in the tri-state area and have access to TJ's, Whole Foods, and obviously lots of supermarkets. But there's so many choices! And I want to make the most of them! Typical meal for us might be chicken breasts with some pasta and veggies on the side. So simple, healthy - looking for more of the same, but not the same thing every night!

Any thoughts would be great! Thank you so much! :-)

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