Eating Cheaply Without Giving Up the Taste or Quality
Do you feel that you spend too much money on food? If you are not careful about what you buy and where, food can quickly “eat up” your monthly earnings. There are, however, ways to save a considerable amount of money on food without giving up the taste or quality. Here is how:
Buy in bulk. Smaller packages are much more expensive per unit than the larger ones. But there is a trick. Buying in bulk pays off only if you actually eat the entire package. If you throw away half of it, you pay more per unit. So before you decide to buy large packages, think on how often do you eat that food and be sure to watch for the expiration date.
Buy on discount. Most groceries regularly offer discounts on particular food products, allowing you to save up to 50 percent or even more. For that reason it may pay off to actually go through the leaflets about special deals and offers which you regularly receive into your mailbox.
Cook at home. Believe it or not, but many of the most delicious and nutritionally rich foods are childishly easy to prepare. If you want to save money on food and eat well at the same time, you better learn to cook your favourite foods on your own. And if recipe is an issue, just go to your search engine and type the name of your favourite foods plus recipe into the search form and there you go. There is a recipe for just about anything on the world wide web, including exotic foods.
Don’t waste food. It is often difficult to avoid leftovers. But instead of throwing them away, store them in your refrigerator or freezer because they can be eaten for dinner or used as a basis for a new meal. Also, have your food organised according to the expiration date to avoid throwing away unopened food products just because you didn’t eat them on time. For more tips on how to avoid wasting food, please read our article “Tips on How Not To Waste Food”.
Buying local produce. Besides being fresher and tastier, locally grown food is often also less expensive because it doesn’t have to be shipped for thousands of miles. To learn more about the benefits of locally grown food, please read our article “Buying Local Produce”.
Eat seasonally. Seasonal food is a lot cheaper because it is available in abundance. And besides being cheaper, it is also more fresh and nutritionally rich.
Grow your own food. Even if you don’t own a house, you can still grow some food on your own because many vegetables and spices can easily be grown in pots.