When you check your expenses, you will find a majority of our spending is on food. A 20 -30 percentage of that can be avoided if we have a proper idea about how to reduce it. I have found out some tips which will help to save some money on our food bill.

When you check your expenses, you will find a majority of our spending is on food. A 20 -30 percentage of that can be avoided if we have a proper idea about how to reduce it. I have found out some tips which will help to save some money on our food bill.

Prepare a weekly meal plan: –

Planning meals for the week not only keeps you organized but it is also a fantastic way to save money. This actually helps you to prepare your grocery and vegetable list and avoid wastage. One more benefit of this is it will save time. How? If there is no plan about what meal to be prepared today, you will be wasting time thinking about it every morning. So go ahead and prepare your weekly meal plan.

Planning meals for the week not only keeps you organized but it is also a fantastic way to save money. This actually helps you to prepare your grocery and vegetable list and avoid wastage. One more benefit of this is it will save time. How? If there is no plan about what meal to be prepared today, you will be wasting time thinking about it every morning. So go ahead and prepare your weekly meal plan.

Cook food at home: –

Learn cooking from the basic. Get the help of food blogs or youtube channels. Once you learn it, you will enjoy it. Cooking food at home helps to reduce the money spent on packaged food and money spent on restaurants. Cooking food at home not only helps to reduce your spending but helps to increase family bonding also. How? Share the work among family members, let your children also do some job. It will help them to be independent.

Carry your lunch box: –

When you go to office carry your lunch box as well as a snack box. This will reduce your spending on food and helps you to have healthy food.

Switch from junk food to home-made snacks: –

Junk foods and packaged foods are costlier and also have preservatives in it. This not only increases your spending but spoil your health also. Prepare healthy snacks at home and enjoy that with your family.

Use left over to make a new meal for next day: –

When you cook at home, make a lot of whatever you’re preparing so you can freeze some of it for future meals and, even better, take some leftovers into work for lunch. Some people may shy away from leftovers, but there are some secrets to making any leftovers as good as the original. Use your creative mind. Make a new dish with it or use it as an ingredient for the next day’s food.

Store your vegetables properly: –

Always buy fresh vegetables and store it properly. Store each item in a separate carry bag and keep one paper napkin in it. It will help you absorb the moisture and prevent the veggie from spoiling.

Buy seasonal fruits and vegetables: –

Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season, it will cost you less and you will get the fresh item.

Reduce or eliminate eating out:

Dining out can be a nice luxury and huge time-saver for a busy family, but the expense can be tremendous. Instead, look at other options to make dining at home more convenient. You can prepare lots of meals at home, focus mostly on simple recipes, and choose recipes that use the fresh produce in season in your area.

Buy nonperishable items in bulk: –

Many people never even bother to look at some of the larger packages of nonperishable items – they think it’s just too much. Try looking at the cost per unit of all of the sizes and choose the one that’s the best deal. Spread out over months and over a lot of items (think of all of the nonperishables in your home, from salt and sugar to soap and shampoo – food is just the beginning), this can add up to a lot of trimmed fat.

Start a garden:

Vegetable gardening is a splendid hobby that can often turn a profit if done right. Focus on vegetables that are easy to grow and produce ample fruit, and learn how to can and store the excess.

Buy generic when you can: –

Many products (not just food) are available in a store-brand or generic form for significantly less money. Look carefully at the ingredients in generic and name-brand products to see how similar they are. If they’re close, go with the generic one on a regular basis to consistently trim money from your shopping bill.

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When you check your expenses, you will find a majority of our spending is on food. A 20 -30 percentage of that can be avoided if we have a proper idea about how to reduce it. I have found out some tips which will help to save some money on our food bill.

Author: Soumya

Finance Analyst by Profession and a Blogger by Passion. I love learning new things every day and sharing my knowledge with others. I help women make their dreams into careers, monetize their passion, build businesses and understand their finances. Smart Home Economist (SHE) is a place to learn about Managing your finances, Blogging, Be Your Own Boss by starting your own business and mommy’s life.

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