Feeding a family and sticking to a budget can be tough, so we've gathered 10 tips from our members to help you cut down on your grocery bills.
- Buy in bulk (and be creative when it comes to storing your goods).
- Use leftovers for lunches at work.
- Freeze extra meals to avoid buying take-out later. Check out a great collection of crockpot recipes, perfect for freezing, at Ordering Disorder.
- Clip coupons -- or print them out online -- but only for things you actually use! Coolsavings.com is a great resource for grocery coupons and discounts.
- Buy ingredients instead of prepared products.
- Make ethnic meals.
- Eat less meat. Beans and tofu are great sources of protein and iron that meat provides and they are a whole lot cheaper.
- Dilute the juice -- it reduces sugar intake and increases the value.
- Buy generic -- name brands aren't necessarily worth extra.
- Stick to your shopping list and don't shop when you're hungry(those little extras you want to just grab at the last minute add up fast).
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