Save money on groceries with these easy to follow tips!
Going to the supermarket and buying our daily or weekly groceries is a process which each and every one of us knows oh too well.
It’s called being an adult!
But I often find that it’s pretty easy to overspend on completely unnecessary things, and you end up spending way more than you budgeted for.
These little over spends can really add up when it comes to the end of year!
And that sucks.
6 Tips To Save Money On Groceries
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Below are 6 easy ways which you can use to save a bit of money each and every time you go grocery shopping.
1. Cut Down On Meat
If you are a meat lover, then you might be thinking I’m crazy here.
But meat really is the most expensive thing we always spend money on at the grocery store.
It really is a luxury, and by trying to cut it down a bit, we really can save a lot more money.
Obviously you don’t have to stop eating meat, but start off by having at least one meat free day a week. And after a while you can increase that to two, three or even four days a week.
2. Go For Store Brands
We love to always go for the high end stuff.
Their packaging looks better, and they just market it in a superior way!
But the store brands often really are almost the exact same thing. Yes, the products don’t look as awesome, but if it’s pretty much the same thing and cheaper, then it’s a no brainer.
Check out your local store brand products, and give them a try.
3. Have A Plan
Write down exactly what you have planned to cook for the next few days. Then make a list of goods you need.
Walking into a grocery store without a list makes you feel like a headless chicken. You just walk around picking random things, and usually these things aren’t needed at all.
4. Make Big Dishes Which Can Serve As A Lunch / Dinner The Next Day
It’s always a nuisance when you have to cook a brand new meal every single day!
If you want to, you can always eat leftovers the following day for dinner. Although some people don’t like the idea of eating the exact same dinner twice in a row.
Large, baked dishes such as pastas, pies etc really do well in this regard.
See this related post: 25 Budget Meals Perfect For Large Families
5. Pasta & Rice Dishes CAN Be Healthy
The whole myth surrounding the unhealthiness of pasta and rice really isn’t true. Trust me, I live with my Italian chef of a girlfriend and we eat pasta every other day.
If you make a pasta or rice dish with good, healthy vegetarian ingredients, then it can end up being super healthy.
Plus, you can make a lot for super cheap. These are perfect for the tip above, where you can eat the food the next day or even two days after.
6. Don’t Buy Something Because You MIGHT Just Want It Later
If you don’t need it, don’t buy it.
It’s that simple.
Stick your shopping list, and your money should be safe!
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