Introducing Frugal Food Fridays!

Frugal Food Fridays

Christmas is an expensive time of year, and with continued economic gloom we’d all like to save a little money to spend on the fun things in life.

Bring on Frugal Food Fridays from Fuss Free Flavours (what a lot of f’s!) – to bring you some inspiration and money saving ideas!

Some themes for money saving ideas that I have thought up are:

  • Dishes using cheaper ingredients – cheap cuts of meat or vegetarian
  • Meals using leftovers
  • Meals using up the ends of packets
  • Substitutions of cheaper ingredients
  • Packed lunches
  • Meals that use less energy to cook
  • Pressure cooking
  • Slow cooking
  • Faster cooking – less oven time for example
  • Batch cooking for the freezer
  • Using Sustainable foods
  • Food you have grown yourself
  • Meals from reduced food in the supermarket

I expect that there are many many more. Let me know any more you think of and I’ll add them in.

Frugal Food Fridays

To take part, simply blog about any money saving idea that is vaguely food related.

There are a few rules

  • Please link to the Frugal Food Fridays page
  • Please link to the current host (ME!)
  • Please use the Frugal Food Fridays Badge

But feel free to

  • Send to as many other events as you like, let’s help everyone save money!
  • Blog any day of the week! Not just Fridays!

Tell me about your money saving ideas on the linky below!   I am asoo making this a blog hop, so feel free to grab the code and add to your post too.   Let’s spread the money saving meme!

I am running this first Frugal Food Friday until the end of December, and will post a round up in early Jan – I am looking forward to lots of Christmas leftover ideas!

Let me know if you would like to host too!

Visit the Fuss Free Flavours Giveaways Page for a chance to win some amazing prizes!
About Helen

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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  1. Great idea Helen. Email me it, so I don’t forget to add it to the diary (I am not at home just now and going out tonight, so I could well forget).

  2. Count me in!

  3. That is a fun event… Will say about it in the breakfast club announcement…
    Happy Holidays!!

  4. Great idea, I love it! Just entered my pancakes. I’m sure there will be more entries in Jan. I would also love to host at some point.

  5. I’ve just posted this Madeira cake for Frugal Fridays. Do I need to do anything else? I’m being thick…not sure how to enter it!


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