Jacki Donaldson of That’sFit offers up five tips that might save you a buck or two. Take a look:
Make lists: Shopping with a list can save 10 percent on unnecessary items, like junk food.I’m not an expert, but I’d like to add a few of my own tips here:
Buy in bulk: Don't buy more than you need -- waste is costly too -- but often, bulk items are priced better.
Go simple: Usually, the more processed the food, the more it costs. It's less healthy too.
Don't buy on impulse: Focus on staples, like milk, eggs, bread, and canned and frozen fruits and veggies. Avoid the tempting goods, like cakes and cookies strategically placed so you can't miss them and those yummy candy bars calling your name in the check-out lines.
Use coupons: Be flexible and plan meals around what's on sale, and you can definitely lower your grocery bill. This may mean switching brands and types of food.
Choose wisely: Buy nutrient-dense filling foods, like high-fiber cruciferous vegetables; spinach, kale, broccoli, collard greens, etc.Now, if you’ve got some good suggestions. I’m all ears.
Freeze when possible: If you see some cheap fruit or veggies that do well once frozen. Buy them! I find bananas, berries, and greens freeze well. Same goes for leftovers.
Buy markdowns: Some of the supermarkets I go to sell reduced price fruits and veggies, usually they’re just over-ripe, not rotten. There’s NO shame in it. I buy them all the time.