Saving money in your kitchen: Money Saving Hacks




  • Today I am sharing a few money saving kitchen hacks.

    Get your Mrs. Meyer’s kit:

    Reusable pouches:

    Cofee maker (this will go on sale keep an eye out)

    Protein pancakes:

    Muffin mix:

    Baking substitutions chart:

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    43 Replies to “Saving money in your kitchen: Money Saving Hacks”

    1. He so cute!!!! 😍
      They way I save money is the day I make out my grocery list, I clean the fridge (take out shelves and wipe everything down) and reorganize my cabinets. That way I don’t over buy when I’m in the store wondering if I need another container of butter or another can of beans.
      Plus everything gets disenchanted once a week πŸ‘πŸ»
      Only takes my about half hour.

    2. I would love that muffin recipe! As well as if you have an amazing day link to some or your reusable products!

    3. Love all the tips and the real life happening with the video! By the way, I found the dishwasher tabs at the Dollar Tree! Sooo…I took the ones I got at Wal Mart back and saved .70ish which makes me SO happy! Nerd moment for me that I thought it was worth sharing.

    4. I’d love to see the muffin recipe! 😊😊 and I’m no perfect earth saving Angel here either πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

    5. I can’t believe Jessee’s vocabulary and speech already! He is a very smart (and good looking boy)

    6. thanks. good tips…I’d like some reusable zip locks to cover some of my plastic use too. the one about learning about substitutes is really handy since an extra shopping trip can be expensive 😁

    7. My fridge can look like my grandma’s at any given moment. What’s that? You thought you were getting sour cream? Nope. That’s where I keep my strawberries! Butter, you say? Sorry. That’s quite possibly the beans I made 3 days ago. 🀷

    8. Use a straw to push the stalk out of a strawberry. You’ll save the portion of the strawberry you’re cutting off the top. Watch tutorials on youtube.

    9. Oh no he didn’t?! That would be an all-out brawl here. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Sir…step away from the coffee machine. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Good thing I am the only one who drinks coffee in my house. 😁😁

    10. Loved this video, Yes would love to see a chart I’ve never heard of vinegar as a substitute for eggs before. Also please share the muffin recipes please.

    11. Love the ideas! A few things I do is to save butter wrappers for when you need to butter a pan, veggie pieces for stock, bread ends (or any unused bread before it goes bad) go into the freezer for overnight French toast.

    12. I don’t buy glasses I use old pickle jars. I also use old containers and empty laundry bottles for old grease from meat don’t clog your drains with oil and grease. I use containers for my husbands sandwiches for lunch instead of zip lock bags. I use all my receiving blankets as hand towels when there’s a spill just grab one saves tons on paper towels.

    13. I love the idea of meal planning and freezing but I never really learned cooking from my mother so I am unsure of freezing rules. Like how long are things good frozen. Once thawed how long are they good for. Could you please do a vlog on freezing?

    14. Hi everyone, Another way to save and help the environment is not buying the plastic ziploc bags and investing in some glass storage containers for freezing food.
      Edit: i commented before i saw the reusable bags.

    15. Make ahead French toast and freeze. Just pop in the toaster when you’re ready to eat. YummyπŸ‘πŸ˜β€οΈ

    16. The muffin link in comments are for the pancakes? Can you please check this? Also, I shared your video with my niece, now she is in love with you too! Thanks for all you do and love the real life going on in the videos! πŸ˜‚

    17. I love these tips! I always wash and cut my produce when I get home from the store because no one wants a whole head of lettuce when they are hungry.

      I had no idea there were reusable Ziploc bags! We try to USA as little plastic we possible but are not perfect! I am concerned with all those reusable pasti. Items being BPA free. Maybe not a big deal for freezer stuff but I don’t want to hear plastic.

    18. Oh, these are on my wish list and wanted to share!
      Check this out at Amazon.com
      Baggy Rack – (2 Pack) Sandwich Bag Racks, Clip Food Storage Bags Onto Holder, Best Opener for Freezer & Storage Baggie – Ideal Plastic Kitchen Gadget, No Hassle Cooking Solutions For a Clean Pour

    19. We must do a lot of baking because our baking powder doesn’t last forever πŸ˜‚ we buy the Costco two pack which are close to twice the size of that can and can use them both in about 9 months.

    20. Would you please do a video (or a couple) on substitutions? Trial & error can be expensive & wasteful when things don’t work out.

    21. I just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your videos! My husband and I recently made the decision to go down to pretty much one income. While I am excited about the opportunity to just be mom for a little while before our daughter goes to kindergarten, it is also terrifying. Your channel has been such a wealth of knowledge, and has helped us get a better game plan on how we are going to make this transition. Thank you so much!!

    22. Awesome tips! We throw our leftover pancakes & waffles in the toaster though so they don’t get soggy like they do in the microwave. Batch cooking saves me!

    23. I’ve wasted a ton of money over the years using plastic zipper bags to store my food prep items. I finally decided it was time to kick the bag waste to the curb. I found a bunch of old canning jars at a garage sale, got some new lids, and now I put all my pre-chopped and shredded and sliced foods into the jars and pop them in the fridge. When they’re emptied, I toss them in the dishwasher. And thanks for the heads-up on the dishwasher pods. I’ll be splitting mine (in addition to the homemade detergent I use) in order to save more money!

    24. Great videos. Jesse is adorable
      Most products you Do Not Need to use amt stated on pkg. Examples:
      Laundry det… Never use the cap amt….(unless you have very greasy hard working man laundry). I use possibly 1/4 & all my clothes look almost new & some are years old.
      Shampoo…try 1/4-12 amt
      Shave cream
      The list goes on. Try experimenting with using less.

    25. Hi, Lydia! I noticed the link to your muffin mix takes people to the peanut butter pancakes recipe. Thank you for sharing all of this information with us.

    26. Funny you should mention, meal plan on what you already have. I am doing that right now with my freezer and pantry.

    27. Oh yeah! We rock the substitution tip in our house. I plan my menu after grocery shopping based on what I bought (just cause I shop at discount grocery stores and never know what the deals will be) which means I may not have every single ingredient for a recipe, but I always find a way to make it work. We do not run to the grocery store because we ran out of whatever, we just live without for the few days until the weekly grocery trip comes around again. After a while you just learn to think of recipes as suggestions. Early in our marriage, while I was still working outside the home, my DH would usually arrive home before I did and he voluntarily would get supper started. However I was the menu planner. He was constantly calling and would be like “HOW were you going to make this, we don’t have half these things.” Then he would laugh as I was like “this instead of that and this instead of that blah, blah, blah.” Yeah, it works a little better now that I’m home to make supper myself. πŸ˜‰

    28. Jesse is so cute! I clean my dishwasher by sprinkling one cup of baking soda on the bottom of it. Then I pour one cup of vinager over that. I run it on the normal setting with heat dry on. Then the gunk that gets caught in the seal wipes right out.

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