A common problem in many households is spending money on good quality groceries only for them to later be thrown out. Whether they’re sitting on the shelf, or leftover in the fridge, it can be challenging to determine how best to use the ingredients you spend your money on. Fortunately, there are some helpful tips that can help you make the most of the food you buy.
1) Meal Plan and Shopping List
Before leaving the house to go to the supermarket, take a few minutes to review your inventory. It’s important to know what you already have, to avoid buying what you don’t need. Most people shop on a weekly basis to buy food for the week. It is important to consider that if you buy only what you need, you’ll avoid spending money on items that may later be thrown out and therefore wasted. Having a list of ingredients for meals you will be making throughout the week will help you stay focused on what you are buying, rather than become distracted with other items in your grocery store that you may want, but may not need or end up using.
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