While all of us are looking for ways to cut corners with food prices soaring, cutting down on expenses beyond a point is not always feasible. But there are always ways for us to rethink how we spend our grocery budget in order to optimise what we buy and use things in the most efficient manner tosave both money and effort.
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Frozen food can save you a lot of money
Not only is frozen fruits and vegetables way cheaper than fresh produce, it could be just as nutritious. It also cooks quickly which can save energy bill. According to the report, you should try to pick fruits and veggies which were frozen very quickly after being picked, in order to ensure that you are getting the best quality products.
Prioritise the basics in your pantry
Stocking up on tins of basic food items such as beans and lentils or keeping packets of dry and non-perishable foods such as rice and grains would ensure that you always have food at your disposal to whip up meals in no time. Also, buying in bulk is generally more cost efficient.
Reduce food waste to save money
Reducing food waste by repurposing leftovers is one of the best way to save money. There is a whole gamut of things you could be using leftovers like bread, bananas or milk for. Here are some recipes by BBC, to use leftover ingredients.
Plan your meals ahead of time
Having a general idea of the meals that you would be making in the coming days or weeks would help you waste less food. Meal plans leads to us buying only the things we need and being less tempted to make unnecessary or impulse purchases.
Metro: ' Five genius tips for eating well on a budget'
BBC: ' 25 ways to use up leftover ingredients'