I'm having some financial issues right now and of course healthy food is a priority. I've done some research on how I can save money and still eat right.
Any tips or suggestions are completely welcome!!!
Here are mine:
Buy your veggies FRESH and UNCUT and UNCHOPPED. Not only does this increase the fresh factor but the nutrients are still there as well and it is cheaper.
I've been looking at the prices of the whole veggies vs the pre-cut ones and there is an easy $2 difference!
Also don't buy the salad mix in a bag! Buying a head of romaine and ice berg lettuce and cutting them up yourself will save you at least $2!!!!
Protect your investment! When you buy the veggies, prepare them to eat when you get home! That makes it easy to put together a salad or whatever and helps when you get the munchies and visit the fridge!
Put them in produce bags to keep them longer! Well worth the extra couple of bucks. It'll save you plenty!
Buy meats in larger packs and freeze!
Buy the large eggs vs the small eggs.
Look for generic versions of favorites such as Jello, Chicken/Beef/Veg Broth, Heavy Cream, Milk, Eggs, and Cheese. I have found by doing this that not only are the generic products cheaper and taste just as great, but they sometimes have LESS carbs and are more suitable for my diet!
For example, the Wal-Mart brand of Heavy Cream has 0 g of carbs vs my old favorite, which had 1 g.
I found Food Lion Brand sugar free jello and it was just as tasty and saved me $1.70!
I buy jello every few weeks, so that 1.70 really adds up!
If you're looking for meat to cook immediately, check out the mark down section! I've gotten GREAT cuts of FRESH meat that were close to their expiration dates just by doing this. They tasted wonderful and were easy on my pockets.
For example, I just bought a pack of Smithfield smoked pork chops (5) for $3!
I eat them for breakfast sometimes!!!
Buy seafood at seafood stores instead of a regular grocery store. The food is generally much cheaper and fresher too.
Any suggestions from any of you?
A life unexamined is not worth living.