Learn 3 simple ways to cut your food spending.
It happens every year.
The weather is nicer in March and I start losing control of our finances because we’re on the go more — and that means we spend more on takeout and convenience foods.
And last month, our food spending was WAY out of whack, so let me share what I’m doing to rein in the food spending this month.
Consistent Meal Planning
Last month as our lives became busier, I stopped meal planning consistently — and that meant more runs to the grocery store or ordering pizza because I “don’t have anything to cook“.
Having a plan, means I have the ingredients I need and I’m WAY more likely to cook — which saves lots of money.
Making Easy Meals
When life is busier, the key for me is making SUPER simple, easy-to-prepare meals or I won’t follow the meal plan.
Some examples are:
- simple slow cooker meals that take only a few minutes to prep in the morning
- salads like this Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Orange Vinaigrette
- meals using pre-cooked ground beef from the freezer
Planning for simpler meals is absolutely key to me actually making them when I’m tired from a busy day.
Using Grocery Pickup
I love to save money by traveling to different stores to purchase the sale items.
I’m too much of an impulse buyer and end up blowing the budget because I see items that look good.
So for now, I’m using Walmart Grocery Pickup to help me stick to the budget and cut out my impulse buys. Last week I spent only $62!
New users can get a $10 credit by using my link HERE!
I would love to hear how you keep your food spending in check so please leave a comment. 🙂
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