The Complete Grocery Solution: A Review

The cost of feeding your family can easily take up a large chunk of your income. Of course, you want to feed your family healthy, nourishing foods, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could do so and spend a little less money?

What if planning meals and shopping wasn’t so time-consuming? What if you knew what you needed to buy every month, and meal planning and grocery list making took only a fraction of the time it takes now?

If buying groceries for less money and less planning sounds too good to be true, it’s not. Elise New, aka the Frugal Farm Wife’s, has created a course, The Complete Grocery Budget Solution, to help you radically change how you menu plan and grocery shop to save the most money and time.

About The Complete Grocery Budget Solution

This course is direct and to the point. You could easily watch the entire course in one sitting, and you’d likely need a few days to implement all of the strategies, but then you’d be ready to go and start saving!

The course has six main units and a few extra segments:

  • Unit 1: Make a HUGE List
  • Unit 2: Break Down Your List
  • Unit 3: Create a Rotating Meal Plan
  • Unit 4: Find the Best Prices
  • Unit 5: It’s Pantry (and Freezer) Day!
  • Unit 6: Put It All Together and Let the Savings Begin!
  • Save More Money on Produce
  • Leverage Bulk Buying Through Your Grocery Store
  • How to Get Free Produce – For Real!

Is This Course Right for You?

The major premise behind this course is that you find the 30 favorite meals that your family loves and serve those each month. Then, you can easily create a master grocery list, and each month you can buy the items you need when they’re cheapest. So, if you need hard taco shells for a meal during the month, but the shells don’t go on sale until the second week of the month, your family will eat that meal sometime after you buy the shells on sale.

This course is best for the family that has a list of meals that they love and rotate through on a regular basis. If you don’t have the time or inclination to find new recipes every month, this course would be a good fit.

If you initially think having the same 30 meals would be boring, take a minute to truly think about the meals you eat on a regular basis. You will likely find that you already repeat many meals every month because they’re family favorites. Growing up, my mom had about 15 meals we ate all the time. There really wasn’t much variation, and that made her job as family cook easier because she had those recipes memorized, and she often had all of the ingredients on hand.

If your family doesn’t like to eat the same meal often and you’re constantly on the look out for new recipes to try, this course won’t be as helpful to you.

As an aside, if you sign up for New’s mailing list, you’ll likely find, as I did, that her e-mails are an excellent supplementation to the course. Each week you’ll get more money saving advice, especially as it pertains to food.

If you’re looking to change your mindset about the way you menu plan and shop so you can save as much money as possible, this course is worth checking out.