7 Ways To Reduce Your Shopping Bill
1. Buy Meat In Bulk Meat can be expensive, so to save money, why not buy in bulk, dice the meat up into small portions, and stick it in the freezer. Check out farmers' markets for great bulk organic meat, and check out super markets near closing time for good discounts. Opt for grass-fed, lean meatswhere possible.
2. Cook From Scratch Cooking ingredients from scratch is cheaper than buying pre-prepared. For example, for convenience you can buy chopped vegetables, but with a little extra effort, why not save money and do the dicing yourself.
3. Make a Definitive Shopping List Never go shopping without a list. Know what you are going to buy and prevent expensive impulse buying.
4. Reduce Your Portions It isn't healthy to eat until you are stuffed, so start eating until you are content by reducing your portion sizes.
5. Save Your Skins Don't throw away your vegetable skins. Do some research and come up with innovative recipes that utilize vegetable skins. Believe it or not, the skins are often the most nutritious part.
6. Seek Out Ethnic Markets Farmers' markets can be expensive, and so can organic food at the supermarket. Yet ethnic markets seem to be a lot cheaper for one reason or another. It mightbe because the purpose is to provide affordablefoodtoa particular sector of the community. Either way, everyone is welcome and the produce is usually very good.
7. Grow Your Own Invest in an allotment,growsome herbs on a windowsill, or clear a patch in the garden. Growing your own is fun and will save you a lot of money in the long term.