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Can good spending and balanced eating coexist on a budget?!

Of course, it can!  It’s totally possible to purchase nutritious and tasty food at a reduced cost, but it just depends on your approach.

The only questions to think about here are if your lifestyle needs to be changed or whether you want to be more daring in the kitchen because you certainly can eat nutritious delicious food at a fraction of the cost each and every month.

All you have to do is incorporate a couple of these recommended money-saving strategies to result in saving a little bit more money on groceries month after month. 

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1. Look closely at your grocery bill.

Look closely at your grocery bill to save money on groceries each month - Everything Abode

According to the USDA, the average family of four spends between $600 and $1.300 a month on average for food, so it goes without saying that one of the first factors when cutting costs to save more money is to look closely at your food bill.

If you look closely you’ll notice where you can save a little more and if you are being charged for products at a higher rate by mistake. 

2. Make your own processed food at home.

Make your own processed food to save money on food - Everything Abode

Processed ready-to-eat foods are not only costly, but they are often unhealthy since they are high in preservatives, fillers, and unhealthy saturated fats.

Plus, you’ll quickly discover how much money you can save on your favorite treats if you put in the effort at home to save extra money on your favorite snacks.

You can easily do this if you buy the items that are already in the pre-boxed goods you like and cook them at home.

Here are a few tips to help you invest your money wisely!

 

  • Make your own Roasted Nuts.

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If you like roasted nuts, you are most likely very conscious of their high cost at the grocery store. So the next time you go to the supermarket buy them raw and roast them yourself until they’re golden brown and toasty. They’ll taste much better, and you’ll save a little money in the process.

  • Make your own Cereal bars.

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Homemade cereal bars are a great morning treat to have all week long, so rather than purchasing pre-packaged granola or over sugary cereal bars, purchase all the raw ingredients (from the bulk section) and make it from scratch. You’ll save tons of money preparing your own ready-to-go snacks ahead of time than buying them already made. 

  • Make your own Sauces/condiments.

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Depending on how creative you want to be in the kitchen, instead of using preservative-filled and environmentally unfriendly pre-packaged foods, you can always prepare your own salad dressings, condiments, dips, and sauces from scratch too.

 

 


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3. Limit yourself to dining out/ordering in only on Saturdays.

Limit yourself to dining out only on Saturdays - Everything Abode

When it comes to staying within our monthly budgets, before next month’s payday, if you limit yourself to going out only on Saturdays you’ll see how much money you have saved by the end of the month.

Making meals at home throughout the week rather than heading out is bound to save you more money in the long run and while the prices of food in restaurants will be substantially higher, if you opt to cook from home than going to your favorite restaurant, you’ll also have far more control over how healthy your food is.

4. Track your food inventory & over-communicate.

Track your food inventory & over-communicate. - Everything Abode

Ensure your supermarket transactions are divided among the various food shoppers in your household.

If you band together to maintain track of your conversations and grocery purchases, you’ll wind up spending less for what you’ve already opened (so you don’t double up on it), and if you’re running short on anything, you’ll be ready in time to replace it.

5. Double your recipes and cook in batches.

Did you know you can adjust the number of meals you create and meet your dietary needs if you can prepare large quantities of food ahead of time?

According to the creator of Bumbles of Rice, when it comes to batching, don’t “overthink” your food. Simply prepare everything you usually cook, but more!

Depending on the scale of your family if you double, triple, or quadruple the recipes you make you’ll have loads of meals on hand to save you from ordering in. 

6. Don’t let anything go to waste. 

Don't let anything go to waste to save money on groceries and food - Everything Abode

Keep an eye on your refrigerator and never let something go bad. Try to consume it until it spoils, or use it to make a soup, casserole, broth, or freeze it as an ingredient for something later. Old foods are perfect for stews, curries, and soups.

7. Reduce the amount of meat you buy.

Reduce the amount of meat you buy to save money on groceries - Everything Abode

When it comes to spending money on meat, don’t be scared to reduce the amount of meat you buy. Meat is one of the most costly food products you can purchase, and going meatless once or twice a week, or even full-time, can save you a lot of money.

 


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8. Or stretch your beef in half with this food cooking hack.

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Did you know you can drastically reduce your beef consumption (to save more money) with this fast little hack that you won’t ever forget?! 

To simply reduce the amount of beef in your chili or spaghetti dishes, cut the suggested beef quantity in half and apply more water and instant quick oats instead. Your family will never know, and the oats will taste just as delicious!

 

9. Stay more organized by Meal planning.

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Meal preparation and meal planning is another perfect way to save money on food.

Not only will you reduce waste from unnecessary packaging, but meal planning will often transform the food that you eat each week into mini-creative meals that fit your lifestyle and diet. All you have to do is choose the menu and how much variety you need and then prep for the week. For more ideas on meal planning check out this article here!

 

10. Buy food in bulk & other non-perishables online.

Load up on bulk foods such as rice, seeds, dried fruits, and beans to reintroduce bulk pricing to save more money!

You’ll be able to prepare a wider range of dishes if you get these ingredients on your own and your taste buds will adapt because you will be inspired to cook a variety of meals if you have these ingredients on hand.

Some additional items you can buy in bulk online are:

  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste – If you’re searching for bulk shopping, Amazon is a perfect place to go. If you order a package from Amazon, the price would be half of what you will spend if you purchased it individually.
  • Tampons and Pads — Buy these from Amazon if you want to save money in the long run by paying extra money upfront.

11. Never go grocery shopping hungry.

Ways to Save Money on Groceries, never go grocery shopping hungry - Everything Abode

If you’ve ever gone grocery shopping because you were starving, you realized you wasted way more money than you originally planned because everything looked so good.

To save yourself from buying those extra treats, begin by always taking a snack with you before going to the grocery store. It’ll save you a significant amount of money and help you make logical and less hungry decisions. 

12. Buy Produce in Season.

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Seasonal food is usually priced to sell easily. This is because the grocery store doesn’t want it to go bad and the cost of food from your local community is going to be far less costly than international shipping costs. 

So if the season permits, grab yourself some delicious in-season produce. Corn on the cob costs as little as 10 cents in the summer; at other times of the year, it may cost ten times as much!

Moreover, there will always be outstanding offers on fresh produce at your farmer’s market, and the rates do not include shipping costs so you save a little more money right there.


There you have it. These practical money-saving tips to save more money on your groceries each month work. Try a few of them out and you’ll be saving in no time!

And if you would like to know more fun ways to save money on food each month, make sure to check out these 8 genius grocery apps here. They are specifically designed to save you cash!

 

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