Extreme Couponing Tip: Around the Kitchen Frugal Tips
- Make your own mixes– cake, muffin, waffle mix, etc. Set aside a day once a month and mix together all the dry ingredients and store in zipped baggies.
- Grate & slice your own food. You'll pay more for pre-grated cheese, carrots, and prepped fruit & veggie trays.
- Cut back on meat. Meat is one of the most expensive items at the grocery store and there aren’t as many coupons for meat as other products. Try planning vegetarian meals a few times a week (like pasta, chili, or using eggs, lentils, and beans) or using meat as a flavoring rather than a substantial part of the meal.
- Make popcorn from scratch. Buy kernels in bulk and save on packaged microwaved popcorn. You can season them any way you want, without the preservatives or artificial colors.