First up…have you ever opened a jar of jam and found WHOLE blackberries tumbling out?
This photo doesn’t do it justice, but there were perfectly whole blackberries in this jar surrounded by jam…amazing!
My mom gave this to us as a gift. She picked it up at a local health food store. If you can grab a jar, I highly recommend it.
Secondly, I have here my new favorite almond butter:
Usually almond butter here is $14-15 a pop and unattainable for us, but this one ran only $ 7.99! The maple flavor is to die for.
This jar will last the two of us more than a month when we keep it to the serving size per person each day, so that justifies the high cost.
It feels a little like rationing, but $7.99 has to last, considering it costs about the same as one home-cooked dinner. Read the fat grams if you need some inspiration to stick to the serving size.
In other news, I am working on a tab for the site that includes all my household and food-related money-saving tips. I’m trying to write it in such a way that it doesn’t overwhelm. I think a lot of our cost-saving measures are not doable for those with large families, such as the one I grew up in. No normal person has the time to micromanage how their kids or teenagers are consuming energy, water, fuel or food. It is much easier to keep things minimal when there’s just the two of us. But I’ll give it a go and hope it provides some ideas to some readers. Coming soon!