This may seem like a really basic one for most of you frugal masters, for me it is a big step.
We eat a lot of beans as plant-based eaters, and while not consuming animal products can be cost-effective, some conveniences can keep costs up. We buy no sodium added beans on a regular basis, which on sale are still $1.50 a can.
This week I had a lot of beans in the menu plan, coupled with a very tight budget. I bit the bullet and bought only dry beans.
They become convenience foods again when I soak them and store them in plastic bags. I am only doing this for meals planned within a couple of days from soaking. Otherwise, I will also be doing the quick method on days I forgot to give them a long bath.
I can’t wait to see your frugal fabulousness this week!
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