The Recessionista

Clean and Healthy Eating on Food Stamps

By | August 20th, 2015|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

What CAN be bought on food stamps?

How One Woman Ditched the Processed Food on a Tiny Budget

By | July 20th, 2015|Conscious Consumerism, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

Author Megan Kimble shares the story of what it was like to spend an entire year ditching processed food and finding affordable ways to eat clean.

Save Money On Groceries: Buy It In Bulk

By | October 2nd, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

Yesterday, I was told that a certain monolith-sized coffee shop chain sells oatmeal, now. At minimum, two dollars a serving. At my regular trip to the grocery store, I just paid two dollars for a pound and a half worth of oats to make my own oatmeal. That's gonna last me... about three weeks. I [...]

Pesticides: When Organic Matters (Or Doesn’t)

By | August 15th, 2014|Supermarket Swindle, The Recessionista|

Three rules of thumb to help a beginner understand which foods should be organic.

Take A Peek Inside My Grocery List

By | July 28th, 2014|Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

So, I guess people are wondering what a clean grocery bill looks like, right? Well, I'll do my best to share what grocery shopping with me looks like, and how my little one and I are able to manage. First, I hit up the frozen veggie section. Here, I pick up frozen onions, pepper blends, [...]

Friday 5: Five Places To Get Workout Clothes On The Cheap

By | July 28th, 2014|Friday 5, Running, The Recessionista|

Fitness and active wear... for the El Cheapo in you.

Save Money On Groceries: Go… Smaller?

By | July 22nd, 2014|The Recessionista|

In contrast to the "buy it in bulk" message, consider buying the smaller sizes, too!

Save Money On Groceries: Go Frozen!

By | June 23rd, 2014|The Recessionista|

Have you ever considered buying the store brand frozen veggies? No? What's your grocery bill lookin' like?

Save Money On Groceries: Buy The Private Label (Go Generic!)

By | April 8th, 2014|The Recessionista|

Continuing on the "Save Money On Groceries" series... buy generic!

Save Money On Groceries: The Readers Share Their Tips

By | January 9th, 2014|Recipes, The Recessionista|

BGG2WL readers from all over share their tips on how to save money and eat clean.

Location, Location, Location: Money’s Not The Only Barrier To Healthy Living

By | October 10th, 2013|The Recessionista, What Are You Eating?|

Money isn't always the only barrier to eating healthily. Let's talk about more.

Saving Money On Groceries: Buy It In Season

By | August 12th, 2013|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

There's nothing worse than knowing that once that winter frost hits, tomatoes are going to go through the roof. I mean, I love the bright sun, the warm days and the late nights that come with the summertime, but I'ma keep it real. The best thing that summer can do for me is bring the [...]

Saving Money On Groceries: Go Weekly!

By | October 11th, 2012|Food 101, Healthy Eating, The Recessionista|

How often do you go grocery shopping? Do you tend to go every other day, picking up what you're cooking for the night? Do you just grab something cooked from the store and eat it there? Or, do you go every two weeks when payday comes? Regardless of which one you choose, they're all wrong [...]