We all have to eat. It’s kind of a necessity for life. But, we don’t have to spend as much money on the food we eat. The good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality to save some money.
Have you heard that you are what you eat? Here’s a new explanation for that. The quality of your food matters as well. But, quality doesn’t mean the highest priced items in the store. It means gaining a little knowledge about food.
Checkout the five tips to know more about how to save money on your food bill
1. What you don’t know can cost you….money
Read up on meat and what the best and leanest cuts are for your family. Also, learn about grains and which are best for your body. Fresh is preferable, but it is not the most cost-effective. People waste more money throwing away moldy fruit and vegetables that they couldn’t eat before the shelf life ran out.
2. Shop at food warehouses
For large families, buying in bulk saves money. You can make one trip for the entire month instead of making a trip or two a week and spending two or three times as much money.
3. Shop for food that you like to eat
Don’t settle for brands that you won’t eat and don’t taste good to you because they cost less. Here’s a solution. If you like beef stroganoff, don’t buy the prepared dish.
Purchase the ingredients and create the dish you love at home. You could even get more than one meal out of it and save money.
4. Use coupons
This little money-saving trick can’t be stressed enough. Even if you save only a few bucks this month, the savings add up. Use coupons to try new foods without paying full price for them. Don’t miss the chance to double or triple your coupons on certain days at your favorite grocery store.
5. Bring lunch and snacks with you
Do you know how much school lunches cost these days? Save your precious dollars by packing lunch for the kids and yourself. The trick is to buy foods they actually want to eat. Insulated lunch bags and microwave ovens in schools and offices make it more convenient to eat leftovers for lunch.
Invest in a Thermos for drinks instead of drink boxes. Don’t forget to throw in a snack for the evening bus ride and your ride home from work to avoid hitting the fast food joints.
Food is necessary and good, but it doesn’t have to take all of your money. Find ways to cut down on food bills without cutting down on the taste.