Grocery shopping is a necessary evil. Not only are you trying to eat healthier, but it becomes so expensive.
Well here are 5 tips to take a chunk out of how much you're spending without really sacrificing anything:
Shop Freezer and Bulk Sections
Freezing vegetables and fruits while they're in season means that they're not losing any of their nutrients, and they last longer. Limit your spending on fresh meats and produce for special instances, and you can save so much more!
For bulk, make sure you're stocking up on stuff that don't spoil — like rice and beans!
Speaking of beans…
Give Beans A Chance for Protein
Try replacing some of the meat you usually eat with delicious beans! They cost less, give you the same amount of protein. Plus the less meat you eat (though, probably don't cut it all out), the healthier you'll be — less healthcare bills!
There is kind of a stigma against coupons, and sometimes people look down on using them. This shouldn't be so, as they could save you a serious chunk.
You don't need to be a pro at it, just do it casually to save here and there!
If you can't see the majority of the back of your fridge, you have too much food in it. Chances are you're buying way too much, and you're wasting a whole lot of it.
Stack Oldest to Newest
Put the older things you have to eat in the front of the fridge, and the newer things in the back. That way you're finishing things before they go bad — and you'll cut that wasting down in no time!!
Get started, guys! Just think what you could do with all that money you saved!
You could buy that boat! Or turn it all into dollar coins and keep some in a pouch on your person like a pirate!
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