How to Save $100 on Your Groceries This Week!
It’s no secret that our biggest expense as humans is food. Obviously, we need it to survive and have to purchase it, so why not try to find a way to save $100+ dollars on it this week?
What if I told you that you could do this without even leaving your home? No, I’m not talking about clipping coupons or shopping online. It’s much simpler than that. In fact, it’s so simple all you have to do is walk into your kitchen and open your pantry door. That’s it.
Chances are you have food sitting in your pantry right now that has been there for a while. When I say a while, I mean I have uncooked rice and half-opened boxes of pasta that have just been sitting there for a year, wasting away. While some of you may be laughing at your screen right now about how easy this tip is, chances are you are one of us, and that’s fine.
According to the National Resources Defense Council, American households throw away on average $2,200 worth of food per year. Just think about those bananas you said you were going to eat that spoiled or that cheese that you opened six months ago that is now just a bag of mold.
So, you want to save a ton of money on your grocery bill this week? Hodge-podge together a meal of all of the stuff you bought that you forgot about. When I did this exercise with a buddy just as an experiment, we found all sorts of things. A couple pounds of frozen hamburger, some boxes of mac-n-cheese, and even some steaks.
If you want to make this even easier you can throw all of these ingredients into a crockpot and have a delicious meal. Check out this article: 75 Dirt-Cheap Crockpot Recipes (all less than $3 per person). Chances are high you may have some of these ingredients in your kitchen right now.
Or how about we got the sheet pan route? Meal Prepify makes it easy with this post: 46 Sheet Pan Dinners for an Easy Sunday Meal Prep. We often want to overcomplicate things but if it is as simple as throwing things in a pot or pan and have a delicious meal then why aren’t you doing it?
That’s it! If you do this exercise let me know how it goes in the comments below and hopefully, I just saved you some money on your grocery bill this week.