save money on food and groceries

Below are a few tips to help you reduce food waste and save money.

FRESH INGREDIENTS

Make your own meals.

Stop buying processed foods from the grocery store and rather buy fresh ingredients and make meals from scratch. Pre-packaged food generally costs more and are not good for you.

VEGGIES DON’T LAST

Vegetables don’t last very long.

Buy only what you need in perishables – how many of us go through our veggie draw to find mouldy lettuce?

BUY IN BULK AND SAVE

Save when you buy in bulk.

This helps you to avoid those expensive & impromptu late night runs to the garage.

COOKING AT HOME

Avoid unnecessary take-out

Cook at home and take your leftovers for lunch. Get into the habit of swooshing up your own food and you can easily pocket half of that cash, using the other half to bulk buy your groceries at the store.

PLANNING AHEAD

Make a grocery list. And stick to it.

Plan your meals and take a list when shopping. Remember to stick to your list.