As mother and a wife on a budget for ten years, I have learned a thing or two about saving money. Let’s face it, something should give and once the bills are due, the supermarket is the most easy to cut down. So I have compiled a top 10 list of my favorite strategies for saving money in the supermarket, while eating healthy.
Going to the grocery store is a recipe for diet and budget catastrophe. When you are hungry, you are far more inclined to reach for those snack foods that are fast and easy processed which all of us know are not cheap or healthy. Before heading to your grocery store grab a healthy snack. It will save you both money, and calories that are unwanted.
Having a plan for your weekly meals means you will decrease the odds of ordering in, or going to the nearest drive through for your family’s dinner. If you sit down for a couple minutes prior to making your shopping list, and plan out what is for dinner every day of the week, then you can spend less and provide home cooked meals.
I cannot stress this one enough. Now that you have your meals go through pantry, freezer, cabinets, and your refrigerator to determine which ones will need to be purchased, and which components you have. Necessary staples like bread milk, eggs, and whatever else your family uses on a regular basis. It might appear redundant to include things you buy to the listing, but you never know what you could miss adding in a rush or to your cart if you are distracted. Making a list will insure you have. Saving you money and time by avoiding last minute dashes which were forgotten. If you only buy what is on it and make a list, you can avoid making those impulse purchases surrounding you and looming at the end of each isle.
All of us love our partners and our children, but let’s face it; they could bring chaos to our grocery shopping trips. They have a knack for getting us to cave into foods that are costly and unhealthy raising our total at home at our waist and checkout. And of course they could be distracting, causing us to overlook things, and preventing us from comparison shopping to find the best prices. So leave the family when possible and take your time to store stress.
Grocery stores are all pretty much laid out the exact same way. The grocery delivery fresh, healthy, natural, unprocessed, lower cost food all is for the most part on the store’s walls. This of course is not true 100 percent of the moment and the walk down a center isle can be mandatory, but it will save you money and provide more healthy foods. Most shops set their highest priced version of a product at eye level. With the hopes we have blinders on and will catch it because it is seen by us first. But if when you find the item you’re looking for you take a look over and below you find version, that taste just as good.