Grocery Shopping on a Budget: 5 Ways to Save

Grocery Shopping on a Budget

Have you tried grocery shopping on a budget without luck? Are you struggling to eat healthy while on a budget? Healthy eating does not have to be expensive. Here are ways to help you avoid the gimmicks, stick to the basics, and save on groceries.

Grocery Shopping on a Budget: 5 Ways to Save

  1. Shop Local. Farmers markets may offer bargains on in season produce. Grocery stores offer lots of produce year-round, but it is often expensive because it is stored and transported. Check out your local farm market and talk to vendors about potential bargains. Getting to know your local farmers can be beneficial.
  2. Create a Shopping List. Write down what you need and stick to it. Avoiding impulse buys is key to saving at the store. Planning recipes in advance will also help you to buy exactly what you need, limiting food waste and saving you money.
  3. Shop Around Sales. Check store sale flyers and available coupons on the same items for additional savings. Once you’ve identified sale items, plan to incorporate them into simple meals. Baked, grilled or broiled lean meats and fish, vegetables and whole grains are delicious and healthy with few added ingredients.
  4. Shop Bulk. For items that keep, consider buying in bulk. Grains and dried beans from the bulk bean are generally inexpensive. You can even prepare fiber and protein filled meals and freeze for later use.
  5. Limit Food Waste. Using everything you buy will save you money in the long run. Plan to use very perishable items earlier in the week and save heartier items for later. Leftovers make great lunches, and cooked vegetables and meats can be revamped in different recipes.

Grocery shopping on a budget does not have to be expensive. Keep recipes simple and stick to the basics. At KareBoost Health, we believe a healthy lifestyle can fit everyone. Schedule a free consultation today to find out more.

Karen L. Leibowitz, MD
Health and Medical Coach
KareBoost Health