I wanted to share with you a little money saving tip! We are a family of 5 with only one income. So we have a pretty tight grocery budget. I meal plan and do the best that I can with what I have. I thought I would share one of my favorite money saving tips in hopes it will help someone else!
We go through a lot of shredded cheese! I make Mac'n'cheese almost every week and we have tacos and chili often and all those mean the need for shredded cheese. So I buy this big bag of shredded Colby Jack from Sam's Club for about $14.
I put the big plastic bag in this metal bowl to help keep it upright. I cut the whole top off the bag since I'm going to separate the bag out into smaller bags so no need for the resealable top! I pre-open about 10 Ziploc quart size freezer bags and put about 2 cups of cheese in each bag. Most of the bags of shredded cheese you buy in the store are 2 cups so that is what I do. But you could easily do 1 cup or 4 cups or anything that you wanted!
After I scoop them all out I squeeze out most of the air, seal the top, and fold the bag over. I get about 12, 2 cup bags out of that 5 lbs bag of cheese. If you do the math that averages out to about $1.17 a bag! The last time I looked a 2 cup baggie of shredded cheese at the grocery store was well over $2 and closer to 3 or 4!
Any time I need to make something or we are getting low on cheese in the fridge, I just go out to our chest freezer and pull a bag out! I usually have to buy more cheese within 2-3 months and the cheese is just as good the last bag as it is the first! If you are looking for a way to save some money at the grocery store try buying shredded cheese in bulk! I have found it's a great way to save some money! Hope you try it out!!
What is your best money saving tip? What over tips would you like?!