Save Money On Groceries!
Save money on your grocery bill, so you can spend the money on other priorities! Each week I’m sharing one simple tip that you can implement to start saving on your grocery bill right away.
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Save money by making your own condiments.
When it comes to saving money on groceries, sometimes we focus on the big strategies like purchasing discounted items, but we often overlook the smaller strategies. Combining several small strategies, however, can add up to big savings over time.
One of those “smaller” strategies is to make your own condiments instead of purchasing ready-made products.
Why It Works:
While you may pay more initially to purchase ingredients you don’t currently have in your pantry, you will save money per ounce by making your own condiments because the individual ingredients are cheaper than pre-made products, and you can purchase them in larger sizes. In addition, you will be eating healthier as you avoid common chemical additives in most commercially produced condiments.
A one ounce taco seasoning packet for example, costs around $1.00 in most stores. I can purchase three ounce containers of the spices in my Quick Taco Seasoning for 50 cents each at Aldi or other discount stores and make the seasoning for around 17 cents per ounce. $.83 cents may not seem like a huge savings to you, but by combining this strategy with several others, I can save hundreds on groceries each year.
I am also able to avoid the MSG which is in most taco seasoning packets, and which has been linked to headaches and other physical ailments.
You can find lots of recipes online, but here are a few to get you started.
Other easy to make condiments are barbecue sauce, salsa and pasta sauce.
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