Saving on food and, in addition, not wasting food is not such a difficult task and although it sounds tedious this can bring you good results in the medium and long term. We invite you to read our suggestions to improve your finances saving on food:
Buy in bulk
If you have space in your house there are some non-perishable products that you can buy in bulk and save a few pesos such as long life milk, cheese, napkins or cleaning products. It is also very useful if you have a party or a meeting and need to buy soda or alcoholic drinks.
Another option is to get together with your family or co-workers and buy in group some products such as vegetables and meats, which are for daily use. So you will have your menus organized and, without a doubt, it will help you save on your finances .
Organize your menus
Be sure to buy the food you are going to use not only to save on your finances but also to avoid throwing away food. If you have plenty of a plate left over, instead of throwing it away, you can see how you can insert it into another plate. Another option is also to put it in a tupper and fry it or take lunch to the office. This way you not only do not waste food but also avoid having to buy the next day.
Buy with a list
According to the previous point, it will help you save and organize if you make a list of the things you have to buy when you go to the supermarket. So you don’t tempt to buy things you don’t need (and don’t forget to buy what you need…). Another guideline that can help you save is to set a maximum budget for food. This way we will avoid diverting our view of buying the food we don’t need.
Take advantage of discounts
Many supermarkets offer good week discounts on private food. So if you have a super close maybe you can take advantage of those discounts to have a good savings.
Buy second brands
there are many products that are cheaper because they are less well-known brands, but they are not of lower quality. There are good products of second brands that can be incorporated into your daily diet and will help you save.
You can grow your vegetables
If you have a little green space you can grow the vegetables that are vintage to save some pesos. If you do not have space, you can have some aromatic plants such as basil or oregano that will contribute to your savings, a tomato plant or a pepper plant does not need much space either. This option may not help you save too much money but you will have the security of knowing that what you are eating comes out of your garden.
By following these tips you can improve your savings on food.