Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Three Tips to Save Money on Food

Food is something that most of us enjoy, so the idea of changing the way that we eat in order to save money might not sound immediately appealing. However, cutting the cost of your weekly shop needn’t mean making sacrifices. Instead, it can push you to become more creative with your cooking and to invest more time in considering the food that you eat.

Here, we look at several things you can do to cut down the amount you spend on food.

Go vegetarian

The cost of meat compared to vegetables is astronomical so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that cutting meat out of the diet should lead to a considerable reduction in the cost of the weekly food shop. Of course, you don’t have to commit to a vegetarian diet seven nights a week to benefit from the low cost of a veggie meal.

Cooking vegetarian food for just a few nights a week is a simple way to save money. Not only that, you’ll be able to buy great quality vegetables and still spend less than you would if you were to be eating meat. Needless to say, this could be a great inspiration for you to make a full time change to your diet if you’ve been considering doing so.

Eat together

As with most things in life, buying in bulk is usually a good way to save money. While the idea of purchasing huge amounts of food to store in the cupboard probably doesn’t sound very appealing this isn’t the only way to benefit from the possibility of bulk buying.

Organising a dinner party is a great excuse to find good value and can work particularly well if you can convince your friends to host their own. If you can eat as a group even just once a week, you’re likely to notice an ease brought to your American Express credit cards.

Needless to say, there’s the added benefit of having a good time.

Grow your own

You don’t need to have acres and acres of your own land in order to grow a few vegetables. Even the smallest of outside spaces can house a small patch. Not only will this be a fun thing to do, it’s a surprisingly effective way to save a little money on food. If you’ve got a lot of space, you might even be able to sell the surplus vegetables for a tidy profit.

Clare x

In association with Ginnie Richards

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Thanks for sharing on Soulful Mama ~ Clare x