Make sure that most of your food purchasing is done when food is on sale. It doesn’t make sense to pay full price when you’ve got three stores to choose to do your shopping from on the ride home from work. Only buy it at full price if you absolutely must have the item. Here’s a list of what you should buy:
- Bags of onions,
- Bags of potatoes,
- Bags of carrots,
- Bags of brown rice,
- Bag of oatmeal,
- Bag of dried beans.
These are low-cost healthy food items you can make most meals from. If you buy meat, get it a cheaper cut and cook it slowly in the crock pot. Add some cut up vegetables and put it over the brown rice.
Beans and rice is making a come back
For some people this important staple never left. It’s healthy, it’s inexpensive, it’s protein when you need it and maybe can’t afford meat, and it’s filling.
Oatmeal is highly nutritious and compared to high-sugar big box cereals the cost is minimal. By adding fruit or brown sugar you increase the nutritional value.
Freezing the extras is important when you are making meals and sticking to your budget, some ingredients you may not have a gain for a while. If you buy a large cut of meat on sale you have to cook the whole thing. Trying using as much of the carcass as you can, saving the bones to make soup is another reason to freeze it.
You can save money on food and be wise about it
Buy on sale, get a slow cooker, incorporate beans and rice into your menu and put the extra away in the freezer. Dollar stores are also a great place to get food on sale or more cheaply.
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