Food Storage for the Frugal

I have a small love affair with Mason. Mason jar, that is.

If you’ve read my previous post on your arsenal for grocery shopping, you know that I’m a big proponent for buying things in bulk to save some major money on your bottom line. With our many food allergies in this house and the months of adjustment that come before and after you welcome a new person into the family,  couponing has really taken the back burner as I have re-prioritized to fit the needs of my family for this season of life.

That means in order to still stay on budget and save money, buying things in bulk is a big deal. You pay for that plastic wrap and that bag that you throw away when the food is eaten up out of the pantry.

So the next time you go to the store, instead of paying for packing, utilize those bulk aisles!

Some everyday pantry staples I use my Mason jars for:

  • Pinto Beans
  • Lentils
  • Garbanzo Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Rice
  • Flours
  • Sauces
  • Granola
  • Pasta

2 thoughts on “Food Storage for the Frugal

  1. First…Great Picture! Second, what on earth is Quinoa? I have seen it posted in many different places, and have no idea what it is. I too have a well stocked pantry from coupons, but one thing to never ever forget is your pantry essentials. Certain staples that will help sustain you, when that little box of hamburger helper is all used up. Good tip, and great reminder of keeping it simple.

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