By: Whitney Cornelison | Simplifying Family
plus a meal planner to help!
You are feeling the pinch of spending more money on food and cooking at home. Let’s not waste any time. Here’s how to save money on groceries right now.
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PLAN BEFORE YOUR GO
The best way to save money on groceries is to plan what you are going to buy beforehand. Start with a budget and really work out what you need.
DON'T OVER STOCK
Some deals are stock up deals and some things you don’t want to keep going back for. Make sure to check expiration dates and what you have on hand already.
STICK TO ESSENTIALS
You need to plan smart. Don’t load up your cart full of junk food. Start with a strong base like rice or pasta and build recipes off of those.
Taking inventory of your pantry and refrigerator are the first steps if you really want to save money on groceries. Then make a meal plan.
USE WHAT YOU HAVE AT HOME
START WITH SIMPLE INEXPENSIVE RECIPES
Don’t get bogged down in complicated recipes. Keep it simple and keep it cheap.
A gift card is perfect for helping you stay within your budgeted amount. Plus, you can’t go outside of that allotment.
USE GIFT CARDS TO STAY ON TRACK
Take the guesswork out of meal planning with grocery lists and inventory sheets to keep track of what you have and what you need.
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