One Easy Trick to Save Money on Food Costs

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Looking for new tricks to save money on food costs? The answer is nothing new and fancy. The solution is only as far away as your kitchen cupboards.

I’m often asked what is the best trick for folks who want to save money on food costs. There are so many clever ideas floating on the internets that it can be hard to narrow it down to one answer, but I have:

Avoid waste.

Statistics are showing that we Americans are pretty wasteful when it comes to food, chucking up to 25% of food because we let it go bad. This can be as simple as making too much of a meal, forgetting to use up the leftovers, or over shopping at the store.

You know that time when you had all those good intentions of eating healthy and stocked the vegetable drawer? And then forgot about all those veggies for a few weeks until they were a dripping pile of goo? Yeah, that. Money straight into the trash.

So, how do you stop that runaway train?

Save Money on Food Costs with a Meal Plan

Having a meal plan with meals that share common ingredients and a solid grocery list of economical and seasonal ingredients to follow can stop that food-to-the-waste-basket train in its tracks!


Don’t have it in you to meal plan? No problem. The work is already done for you in September’s featured meal plan.

A Month of Protein-Packed Meal Plans is just the ticket to help you get the right groceries in the kitchen and dinner on the table — without spending a ton of money.

Here’s what you’ll get in this month’s meal plan:

  • 4 weeks of menus that are easy enough for weeknights and plenty healthy
  • 4 weekly grocery lists
  • a monthly grocery list to help you make good use of sales
  • suggestions for homemade condiments and sauces
  • tips for serving fruit-based, naturally sweetened “desserts”
  • prep tips to make it all come together easily
  • printable calendars and grocery lists to get organized in the blink of an eye

The meal plan is available for $9 for the month of January.

Let’s do some math:

That’s $2.25/week to have all the planning DONE FOR YOU. You might spend an hour a week trying to swing it yourself. You’re worth more than $2.25/hour. I’m sure of it!

Get the meal plan at this great pricing while you can. This special promotion ends January 31, 2018.

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