Ok, I know that’s a rather lofty claim but your going to be amazed at this. Some of these you might already be doing but if you were to institute all of these ideas in one month you could easily save AT LEAST $50 bucks off your monthly grocery bill.
Drink Water With Meals – Most of us are drinking soda pop, milk, or juice with our meals but by switching to water (toss a slice of lemon in for some zing) you can not only improve the look of your skin, flush out toxins, and enhance weight loss, but if you normally consume 1 gallon of milk per week during mealtimes, at $3.50 a gallon, there’s $14 dollars off your budget right there!
Serve One Meatless Meal Per Week – Don’t let this intimidate you. It doesn’t have to be tofu, bean paste or some other strange vegetarian food. This could be a baked potato night with meatless toppings, a meatless chili with cornbread, homemade macaroni and cheese, or vegetable soup and rolls. If hamburger costs $2 a lb and a 4 pack of boneless-skinless chicken breasts is about $5 you could save between $8 and $20 a month by cutting out meat once a week!
Buy Generic – I know, I know, there are some brands that we are just not willing to budge on. But do you realize that most of those generic brands are made by the same company that is making your name brands? You’re paying for packaging and popularity in most cases and getting the same quality of product. Consider trying one or two generic brands this month instead of your name brands and see if you notice the change.
Make It Yourself – I can make a two dozen homemade donuts for close to 50 cents. I can make 4 gallons of liquid laundry soap (128 loads) for $1.42, and I can make homemade 409 for 35 cents. There’s not much out there that can’t be made yourself with a good google search and a willingness to try something new.
Reducing your family’s grocery budget can be done! We just have to think out of the box and be willing to experiment a little bit.