10 Money Saving Tips You Should Know 

Watch sales

This might sound obvious, but shopping at sales is one of the best ways to ensure you’re making the most out of your grocery budget each week.

SHOP SEASONALLY

Much like taking advantage of sales, shopping seasonally is another great way to save money while stocking up on some deliciously fresh foods for your meal prep. 

SHOP FOR SPECIFIC RECIPES

One of the best ways to cut down on food waste is to shop with recipes in mind. 

PURCHASE VERSATILE INGREDIENTS

Using one ingredient for multiple meals can go a long way toward keeping your grocery list from getting out of control. For eg, peanut butter can be used in smoothies, sandwiches, as a snack with apples and even as a cooking ingredient. 

CONSIDER STORE BRANDS

Speaking of pasta, you’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between store-brand pasta and the more expensive brands. The same often goes for many of your staple pantry goods, dairy products, or even fresh legumes. 

GET YOUR SPICES FROM BULK STORES

Meal planning usually means making bigger batches of a few staple meals, packing the extras and then eating them throughout the week. 

EAT THE SAMETHING IN EVERY BREAKFAST

Variety may be the spice of life, but variety can also be the enemy of your budget. 

PREPARE ENTREES THATDO DOUBLE DUTY

Pick two or three dishes a week that do double duty. Chickpea Potato Curry can be eaten on Sunday and again for lunch or dinner or until midweek. 

LILMIT YOUR SNACKS

We all love snack food, but buying a variety of snacks to suit every craving can also be really expensive. Pick one or two snacks you know you love and stick to them. 

SKIP THE SPECIAL CONTAINERS

Last but certainly not least, don’t get crazy by splurging on all the fanciest Tupperware for leftovers, lunches or meal planning endeavors.