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How to Shop for Real Food and Stay Within Your Budget!
I was happy to chat with my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during my March live stream on March 30, 2022. Among the topics we talked about was the challenge of staying within your budget for a traditional foods kitchen during these inflationary times.
This live stream replay is available to Kitchen Pioneers who have joined my YouTube membership community—The Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy.
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How to Shop for Affordable Real Food
With prices rising, it can be so difficult to stay within our grocery budget. We are forced to buy less, and sometimes, we have to siphon off monies from our groceries to pay for gasoline to run our cars.
But don’t despair! I have done a lot of research on how we can get the most out of our food dollars by shopping for real foods that are still reasonably priced.
I talk about ways to stay within your food budget, and I also answer questions from my sweet Kitchen Pioneers during my March 2022 live stream replay.
Now keep in mind, you may not always be able to purchase what you used to buy, so you will need to be flexible. However, being flexible doesn’t mean lower quality.
Cheap Foods to Stock Within Your Budget
In addition to my members-only live stream replay, I also share the following public videos on cheap foods that you can buy to stock your Prepper Pantry. You can use these cheap foods to make nutritious and delicious meals.
And remember, just because I use the word cheap, nothing that I share is of poor quality or highly processed. They are simply affordable foods. We will still be buying real food. And when we purchase foods we don’t normally shop for, we just might need to stretch our culinary muscle and try a few new recipes with some foods that might be new to us.
In the video below, I share foods that are in short supply or will be in short supply soon, so don’t delay in stocking up on these foods today while still being able to stay within your grocery budget!
Do you need a few tips on how to inflation-proof your pantry? I show you how in the video below.
Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List
For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!
Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy Live Stream
These live streams and live stream replays are available to members of the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy, who we call Kitchen Pioneers. You can learn more about my optional YouTube membership community, including members-only videos and exclusive perks.
This membership community is optional. I’m still publishing my weekly detailed instructional cooking videos on my public YouTube channel that you can watch for free. (Thanks so much for being a Sweet Friend and subscriber!)
In addition to links to the latest Kitchen Academy vodcasts, this blog post lists some of the public videos that I talk about in my live stream.
Join My Next Traditional Foods Live Stream
These live streams are a lot of fun, and I enjoy getting to know more about you, my wonderful Kitchen Pioneers. 😊
Be sure to bring your questions for me to our live streams. You can also get to know the other members in our Kitchen Pioneers community. You’ll find a lot of fellow Kitchen Pioneers who are working on sourdough starters, ferments, and more traditional foods recipes, just like you!
Remember that you’re always welcome to post questions and comments on my videos at any time, and I’m glad to reply.
More Kitchen Pioneer Videos
In addition to live streams, I publish exclusive videos for my membership community. In case you have missed any of my past videos, be sure to catch up with the videos below.
- Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy video playlist (Optional Membership Community)
Here are a few of my previous member videos and live stream replays.
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