Monday, 3 July 2017

You hungry? Eating well on a Budget Part 1

As one of the staples of life, we can’t really get around our need for food – and unless you have the knowledge to supply all of your own food via hunting or foraging, you’re going to be making a trip to the grocery store. We need to spend money on food, but that doesn’t mean we have to blow our budget.


There are small tips and tricks that you need to keep in mind when you’re keeping to a budget – and they are actually a lot easier than you think. First, it’s really important to plan out your meals in advance. If you know what you’re eating, you can buy what you need and leave the extras to the side. Making a list of what you need for those meals will make it nice and easy to buy everything you need. You don’t want to buy things that are just going to go bad in your fridge.


Make foods that are delicious and cost-effective! (Source)

Another great way to save cash on your groceries is to think about eliminating some meat from your meal plan. Meat proteins are extremely expensive when compared with beans, nuts and legumes. Did you know you could bake a great chana marsala that feeds four to six people for about six dollars? A meat curry that would feed the same amount of people could easily cost $15 or more. By substituting one or two meals a week you can save a good chunk of cash.

Check in on Wednesday to see my list of free cost-saving tools to help you keep to your budget. Until then, please leave any questions down below!

~A

9 comments:

  1. We're all about budget eating so we'll be keeping an eye out for these posts!

    Jessica & James | foodandbaker.co.uk / foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! I post three times a week and always try to keep a thrifty outlook in all my posts. I'm currently working on putting together a "Best low-cost wine post!"

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  2. Great tip on eliminating meat to bring the meal cost down!

    hayley // hayleyxmartin.com

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    1. It makes so much difference. I ate a 90% veg diet for almost 3 years. My grocery bills were so low!

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  3. I have been showing my husband the difference cost wise for some time now because I don't think he believed me in the beginning - he still eats meat but I am a pescatarian... we spend FAR more on his groceries each week!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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  4. Show him this! He doesn't have to cut out meat, but it helps so much!

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    1. Thanks Marcie. I love writing and I love that it is being received so well!

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    2. Thanks Marcie. I love writing and I love that it is being received so well!

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