How To Save Money On Food The Right Way

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How to Save Money on Food in 10 Easy Ways

It’s really important for us to learn how to save money on food because we are spending everyday on it. Some may spend a little, some may spend a lot.¬†Food is a necessity, so you can’t just give it up. That’s why you should give the time to know how to save money on food and still eat quality yet cheaper food.

10 Simple Ways That You Can Do To Save Money On Food
  1. Buy canned or frozen fruits and vegetables instead of the fresh ones
    Buying canned or frozen fruits and vegetables instead of the fresh ones is great because they last longer and they’re cheaper.
  2. Cook in bulk
    Bulk cooking is another great thing to do for you to save money on food because it minimizes your costs in buying and cooking the food.
  3. Plan your meals
    Know what you would like to eat and prepare them early. This will help you avoid thinking what you’re going to eat when you buy the ingredients and save you some time.
  4. Stop wasting food
    Don’t prepare too much food when you’re the only one that’s going to eat. WASTED FOOD IS WASTED MONEY, keep that in mind.
  5. Make a list before you go to the grocery
    Having a list with you before going to the grocery will help you avoid impulse buying. Remember that this won’t work if you don’t follow it, so STICK TO IT.
  6. Bring your own lunch to work or school
    Preparing your lunch at home and bringing it with you to work or school is a great habit for you to practice to save money on food expenses outside your home.
  7. Bring your own water
    It’s not that expensive to buy a water container, so why not purchase one and refill it at your home and bring it with you whenever you go outside. Bottled water and the water at your home doesn’t have much difference anyways.
  8. Start your own vegetable garden
    You don’t need a big backyard to plant vegetables, you just need a pot, access to sunlight and some vegetable seeds. That’s it, you can expect to get free and organic vegetables throughout the year.
  9. Avoid going to fast food
    If you really want to save money on food, then you should lessen your visits on fast food restaurants. They may sound cheap but eating at home is way healthier and maybe cheaper too.
  10. Shop online
    You can now save money on food by just online shopping. You can avail more discounts when you shop online than offline and there’s also a wide selection of food that you can choose from there.

Those are my ways on how to save money on food, what’s yours? Are there any additional tips that you can share with us that you do to minimize your food expenses? If yes, then why not share it at the comments section below. We love to hear it.

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  1. This so true.. number 3, 4, 5 will definitely change the amount spent on food.
    Thanks for the post. Will surely apply avoiding the fast food chains…As per computation they usually expensive and unhealthy.

  2. Considering the statistics of 30/40% of food wasted that is by far the biggest saving if you can avoid waste. I made it a personal challenge not to waste a thing and there are lots of recipes to recycle the odd veggie that is about to go bad (quiche, omelet, pizza…). We also buy as little processed food as possible and make most dishes from scratch. Healthier and cheaper even though it takes a bit of time to prepare.

  3. 2 and 4 are contradicting. Another tip is to buy vegetables in season, they are cheaper.

  4. How do we buy food on line? Is there a centralized shopping site?

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