Going grocery shopping can be quite a pain, especially for your wallet. It’s also much more challenging when you have a family to feed as it can get quite pricey. This has happened to me quite a lot, however luckily I don’t have to feed an entire family but that doesn’t stop me from trying to save money. I’ve even tried using coupons to save money but it wasn’t successful. However, that didn’t stop me from searching for the perfect way to save money while grocery shopping, and the search has paid off.
1)Use filling ingredients like beans, lentils and rice to bulk up soups, stews, sauces, casseroles, burgers, tacos etc., and you’ll keep everyone feeling full longer
This will enable you to have food for a longer period of time without the need to constantly go out and purchase food for your family. I’ve seen my mother try this simple trick and now I finally understand why she did it. It’s quite practical, easy, and money-saving!
2) Buy ingredients online, from home, to prevent impulse purchases made in-store
I’m quite guilty of being an impulsive buyer. I always go to the store to buy one single item and I end up returning home with 5 items I don’t even need. There are times where I don’t even buy what I truly went to the store for! It’s truly frustrating till I started to shop for my ingredients online.
3) Make homemade pizza instead of ordering out
I saved myself a fortune thanks to this piece of advice I got from my best friend. I used to buy pizza every weekend as I’m a true pizza-lover and my Sunday nights were always accompanied by a pizza. I realized (sadly this was after already spending so much money on buying pizza at my favorite restaurant) that by making the pizza yourself was the best way to save money while still treating yourself!
Making pizza yourself is also a lot healthier than purchasing it. Most places make them super oily and filled with so much sauce. By making it yourself you’re able to control the amounts used for each ingredient.
4) Buy Ground Beef On Sale And Freeze Afterwards
This way, your ground beef will last a lot longer when frozen. Also, you can use the ground beef to prepare amazing dishes such as tacos, shepherd’s pie, you can also make sauce with it and it tastes amazing too!
5) Don’t load up on sugar and carbs
What better way to save money than by reducing any foods that contain sugar or carbs? This one was actually difficult for me to achieve as I LOVE chocolate and anything sweet. However, in one month, most of my money went into sweets. It’s at the moment I realized I had more sweets than actual food that I decided to cut down.
6) Serve muffins or oatmeal or granola for breakfast rather than expensive, sugary cereals
Instead of eating those expensive and unhealthy cereals try buying something not only healthy but also inexpensive. You won’t believe the ridiculously high amount of sugar cereals contain. It’s best to either throw them away or simply avoid them at all cost.