Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half!
Did you know the average grocery bill for a household of 2-4 people is a whopping $175 per week? You could save nearly $350 a month by cutting your grocery bill in half and I’m going to teach you how to do it.
Here are my top 4 tips to save money on groceries today!
1. Plan Your Meals
I have found that when I don’t pre-plan my meals, then I rely on fast-food or convenience food. This may sound like a good idea, but those small bills add up overtime and I end up spending much more money on food than necessary. Not to mention that convenience food is often calorically dense and not nutritionally dense, so you’ll need even more food to satisfy your hunger.
But if you plan a week or a month of meals in advance, you can save money, time and your waste-line!
When planning meals, try not to overthink it. Write down each day of the week, and start by planning out one meal every day. Opt for easy-to-cook meals on days when your schedule is full and then try a new recipe on days when you have a little more time.
If you’re coming up short on recipe ideas, try one of these quick and easy SBH meals:
Next, write out your grocery list and stick to it. Avoid purchasing items that aren’t on your list as this is where the bill tends to add up.
If you feel like there’s no time to get to the store, shop online. You can place your order and pick-up your groceries, or you can even have them delivered straight to your door step, making the meal planning process so much easier!
2. Buy in Bulk
Bulk items save you money in the long run. Check the unit price of each item you buy and I’m positive you’ll find the price-per-ounce on bulk items is cheaper than buying that same item in smaller quantities. Products with a long shelf life like rice, beans, oats, legumes and oil are great for buying in bulk.
If you decide to buy produce in bulk, then make sure you can freeze it for later use. Throwing out bad produce because you over bought is a huge waste of money.
3. Buy In-Season Produce
Seasonal food is cheaper to produce, therefore it’s less expensive for YOU! Checkout which produce is in-season now so you can save money on your next grocery trip.
4. Have Meatless Meals
Reducing your meat consumption 1-day per week can save you nearly $30 a month! Did someone say “Meatless Monday”? Just think of how much money you could save if you went completely meatless. Meat is a great source of protein, but so are beans and legumes – plus they’re cheaper!
A lot of my clients didn’t know how to plan meals in advance or even make a meal without meat, which is why I created my SBH Plant-Based 21-Day Meal Plan.
My plan features over 100 delicious meatless meals – plus it includes recipes and grocery lists. It literally takes the thinking out of food. You don’t have to worry about what’s for lunch or dinner, or plan your meals and write a list because it’s already done for you!
Get the plan today to start your health journey and of course, save money while you do it!
Sign up for your FREE Mini-Meal Plan!