In the lead up to Christmas we were trying our best to cut down on our food shopping bills. December is always going to be a big one no matter what you do! We discovered a really simple way to cut down on mounting food bills so I thought I would share this with you. Basically, all you need to do is plan your weekly menu before you shop.
Before we head to the supermarket we just make a note of what we are going to eat every night in the week. I know it sounds really boring and organised but it does work. You can organise your meals around the ingredients that you already have available. So, for example have a look through the freezer and see what you already have, then buy ONLY what you need for those meals. If you are really clever you can even make one meal last for 2 or 3 nights.
Tonight we’ll be having Roast Chicken so tomorrow night we’ll have leftover roast chicken with baked potatoes and the night after that I will make a chicken and mushroom pie. Planning your meals like this is a good way to use up those ingredients that have been sitting around for a while and it definitely cuts down on waste. We’ve reduced our shopping bills by a whopping 40%!
Do you have any other tips for reducing the amount of money we spend on food?