Budget Cooking Guide

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7-Day Meal Plan: Our Best Budget Dinners to Save You $130 This Week

Cooking more meals at home is a sure way eat healthy and cut down on total food costs to save you big bucks over the course of the year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American family spends upwards of $7,000 on food annually, with 43 percent of that total (or roughly $3,000) going toward restaurant and takeout meals. And with a dinner out costing anywhere between $12 and $30 per person (or an average of $21), it doesn't take long for the bill to add up.

The Secrets Behind Trader Joe's Low, Low Prices

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Must-Have Kitchen Products You Can Get at Aldi for Under $100

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Aldi Is Adding New Healthy Foods and Ready-to-Eat Items to Stores Nationwide

This story originally appeared on Cookinglight.com by Zee Krstic.

Aldi's near-exclusive use of private-label brands has earned this German-based supermarket a reputation as one of the cheapest options for home shoppers. But now Aldi is expanding their lineup to include more healthy foods.

DIY Spa Treatments You Can Make in 10 Minutes

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My favorite beauty shop? From the time I was young, it's been the kitchen. Nowhere is nature's innate capacity to heal and beautify more evident.