4 Creative Ways to Reinvent your Leftovers

One of the most effective ways to save money in the kitchen is to put your grocery dollars to use by eating your leftovers. If you're one of the many people that struggles to consume leftovers due to the repetitiveness of each meal, consider these four frugal ways to reinvent your leftovers.

4 creative ways to reinvent your leftovers. Put your grocery dollars to use by extending the life of your food. | www.frugalitygal.com

Homemade Microwave Popcorn

Homemade microwave popcorn is just as easy as store bought popcorn. But, by making it yourself you can save 79% over the cost of store bought. Since we go through a fair amount of popcorn, I figured it was worth making our own to save money as well as make one of our favorite snacks healthier.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn. Just as easy as store-bought popcorn, just healthier and with a frugal price tag of $0.12 per bag!

In order for this to work for our household, we needed to make it just as easy as grabbing a store-bought bag and popping it in the microwave. Now that we've done this several times I can confidently say that not only is this just as simple as making a bag of store bought popcorn, but it tastes better, is healthier and is way less expensive.


When Frugality Crosses into Cheapness

Sometimes, there's a fine line between frugal and cheap. This lesson really hit home a few weeks ago on my birthday. I had set aside a small fun money budget so I can treat myself to something that I don't usually buy, for the sake of my birthday.

An honest look at our spending habits - when frugality crosses into cheapness.


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