“Slash Your Grocery Budget…” by Carrie Willard

Eat Whole Foods on a Budget



Slash Your Grocery BudgetI just picked up a copy of Slash Your Grocery Budget and Eat a Whole Food Diets with ALDI written by my friend, Carrie Willard. It’s a very eye-opening look at eating healthful and saving money that completely busts the myth that people are forced to eat sub-par processed food to stay within their budgets.

Carrie is a terrific writer and happens to be a mother of 7 kids, so you know she has plenty to share. I’m always entertained when I read anything from her, so not only do you get practical advice, you’ll enjoy getting it.

If you’re not familiar with ALDI, it’s a chain of grocery stores that are in the U.S. (mainly the Eastern half of the country) and in Europe. If you live in these areas, definitely pick up her book. .

The book covers:

  • Why couponing is a waste of time if you’re trying to lead a healthful lifestyle
  • Choosing organics wisely (you may not always need them) and still sticking to your budget
  • Making your way through ALDI stores, what to look for and what to avoid
  • Approaching gluten-free challenges
  • Budget shopping tips, no matter where you shop and tips specifically for ALDI
  • She’s even included 4 weeks of healthy meal plans, each with a shopping list for you

While they’re a lot of great tidbits in this ebook, this quote made me grin ear to ear. Since Carrie focuses on whole foods, she avoids buying pre-packaged, but she mentioned that she buys the stir-fry mixes at ALDI. She says:

These are great for ‘emergency’ food. I like to keep a bag of these in my freezer for the rare event when dinner is a disaster, or some reason I’m having a really exhausting day.

LOL…for some reason, a mother of 7 might have an exhausting day? As you can see, this lady has it together, but she doesn’t portray herself as a super woman. She’s as humble as can be, but takes the time to choose the right things for her family. It’s very inspiring!

How to Get the Book

Grab it for your Kindle device right here.


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With 3 kids and a husband all with varying tastes, it can be a challenge to keep everyone well fed, but it's a challenge I enjoy tackling head on. I love to share great food and I also love helping people at better, waste less food and SAVE a ton of money doing it. Make sure to grab my free guide below.
  • http://naturalmomstalkradio.com/blog carrielee

    Thanks Alice, this was such a nice review!

    • Alice Seba

      You’re welcome. I loved how you said your son complained about their only being “ingredients” in the kitchen. I run my kitchen 90% that way too. I have to give in the 10% to appease the other adult member of the household.

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  • Karen Anderson

    Really loved your book and plan this week to put it into practice. My Kindle touch doesn’t seem to want to display the menus. Do you have the menus from the book on your blog? Karen Anderson Hicks

    • contentrix

      Glad you found it helpful, Karen. I’ll ask Carrie if she can answer your question.

    • http://naturalmomstalkradio.com/blog carrielee

      Hi Karen. I’m sorry about that – noone has told me that there are any Kindle formatting issues so far, but if you email me at clauth@gmail.com I’ll send you another version. Thanks!

  • Karen Anderson

    Everything was find with the Kindle version. The problem is that for some reason my Kindle Touch won’t go into Wi-Fi. Because of that I can’t click on the links for the recipes. Bought the first week of groceries and was amazed how little we spent, and that was with a few extras that my husband had to add. It is easier to take kids shopping than husbands!