The No Grocery Challenge:

An ebook for conscientious humans who want to save money, the planet, and eat delicious food while doing it.

Are you sick of tossing wilted vegetables and old leftovers every Sunday night? Or ordering takeout because you don’t know what to cook – even though there’s plenty of stuff in your cupboards?

    Imagine saving $$$ because you skipped the weekly grocery run. Imagine making something easy and delicious from what you have in your kitchen right now – no grocery runs, no expensive herbs you only use in one recipe, no spinach you buy and never eat.

    It’s possible when you do a No Grocery Challenge!

    It’s time to take the No Grocery Challenge so you can save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and fill your belly with fantastic food.

      The No Grocery Challenge will help you:


      Save $$$ - the average American wastes $1,500 a year on food they don’t eat!


      Get back all that time you spend at the grocery store


      Gain confidence in your cooking skills


      Reduce your carbon footprint (the average American tosses 30 pounds of food each month!)


      Learn easy, delicious recipes you can make with what you have on hand

      I consider myself pretty good at cooking with what’s in my kitchen, but even I learned a lot from this book. I get a CSA every week and I didn’t have to purchase any food outside of that; I’ve started storing my food differently and doing Sunday meal prep. Super helpful!”

      – Megan G.

      What do you get?


      73 pages + oodles of building-block recipes you can customize to fit what’s in your kitchen


      Charts + tables to make planning your No Grocery Challenge a breeze


      Strategies to get the people in your home on board (even picky eaters who hate leftovers!)


      Thoughts on preventing food from going bad in the first place


      Tips on how to do this is a way that feels creative + fun (not boring and overly virtuous)

      This book changed how and where I store food; I’m reorganizing my fridge and pantry based on what Sarah taught me. I really liked the recipe ideas – they reminded me that adding a little extra care to leftovers can make them way more exciting!”

      – Monica F.

      “I’m notorious for buying kale and using half of it while the other half goes bad – no more! After reading this book, I started to make more of an effort to use what I had in the fridge instead of telling myself I “deserve” to get breakfast or lunch out when I already have things to eat at home. Sarah taught me to roll the leftovers into my meal planning, rather than just buying supplies for a few meals I want to make. And the recipes Sarah shared are great!”

      – Carolyn O.

      Get started with what’s in your kitchen right now! Skip this week’s grocery trip, save yourself money and time, and expand your cooking skills.

      Sarah Von Bargen is a writer + educator who helps people spend their money and time on purpose.

      She’s been blogging for more than ten years at and if you’re going to toss those Parmesan rinds can she have them because she wants to put them in a soup she’s making?

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