Grocery Shopping

Grocery Shopping

We are all paying more these days not only at the gas pump, but also at the grocery store. Companies blame it on rising oil prices, disappointing crop yields, global warming, or the weak dollar. Whatever the cause,  all it means is that we need to find smarter ways to save. We’ve put together a list of expert tips that can help you slash your grocery costs without sacrificing nutrition. Before we get started you can check out this website for some inspiring, quick, and cheap recipes to help you plan your meals for this week.

 

 Plan a week’s meals in advance and make a shopping list around that- don’t forget to take inventory of what you have first to avoid over buying.

 Try to base these meals off what is on sale at the grocery store

 Bring the list AND FOLLOW IT to cut down on impulsive buying

Have a light snack  before going shopping… anything and everything can sound delicious if you haven’t eaten in a while, you’ll end up with a bunch of junk in your cart.

 Buy store brands when possible

 Stay away from frozen meals – you get very little food for the price

Try to not buy pre-cut meats, you are spending extra money if the market cuts it for you

Buy in bulk only when it makes sense- it isn’t cheaper if you don’t use it before it goes bad

 Leave the kids at home when you shop!

 Try not to eat meat every night -Here are some great veggie recipes