You know I started following the Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University Program, which I highly recommend you check out. One of the areas I knew I could save money was on food. A year later, here are 5 Ways To Save Money On Food.
5 Ways To Save Money On Food
When looking for different ways to save money, I took a few steps besides the food category, here are some of the other areas I was able to cut: BUDGET CUTS.
Tip 1: Stretch Your Food Shopping
It seems pretty obvious, but instead of shopping twice a week or when we needed something, I started looking in my pantry, being more creative and looking for ways to stretch the grocery shopping visits, sometimes even skipping a week.
Tip 2: The Price Needs To Be Right
It sounds like a game show, but it really does make sense to shop where the price is right!
Some items you buy are sold a lot cheaper in other grocery stores, so shop around!
Where you shop does matter! I’m on Keto and people say it’s such an expensive diet, I say, it’s not! Just do your homework!
Shopping Keto on a budget means shopping at Aldi or Walmart for me!
Tip 3: Have A Food Budget
When I started following Dave Ramsey’s Advice with The Financial Peace University Program, one of the ways he recommended for you to save money on food is to have a food budget and stick to it.
The idea is to put cash in an envelop and go to the grocery store and only buy what you have money to buy.
I honestly haven’t done that, because adding each item up is super hard for me, I use a debit card though and have a set budget weekly, and unless we have company we stick to it or spend less than the allocated budget.
This is my go to formula:
*List essentials such as protein, vegetables, carbs for each meal. If your kids/you take lunches to school/work, add those first as well.
* List fruits, salads
* List cleaning, self care supplies, such a soap, shampoo, tooth paste, etc
* Add pet and additional needs, check your budget
*Leave snacks, desserts, flavored beverages, soda for last.
Tip 4: Find Magic In Your Pantry
At the end of my grocery week, I look in my pantry and I try to find items which I can use for an extra meal or two.
Tip 5: Clean Your Freezer
Sometimes I think, we have no protein for our meal and then, I look in my freezer and I always find some protein left over I didn’t use or frozen vegetables.
Frozen chicken and frozen vegetables means chicken soup or chicken pot pie, right?
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