Save money on your weekly grocery bill by making these simple changes. You don’t even need coupons! All you have to do is start swapping store bought condiments for homemade and start buying food items in bulk to save money fast. Soon enough, your pantry will be restocked for less money and the products inside will last even longer.
Honey, Jam and Chutney
Supermarket honey can be expensive, so why not go directly to the famers’ market for cheaper honey that tastes even better. This money saving tip also applies to products like jam, chutney and sauce that can often be cheaper at farmers’ markets.
Buy your oil in bulk and save money. Yes, the glass jars may be pretty, but there’s no reason why you can’t buy a bulk tin and pour it into recycled bottles you already have at home. Bulk buying this commonly used item will mean less trips to the grocery store.
Make your own. It’s so simple and there are lots of recipes online. Never again will you waste money on store bought mustard, ketchup or BBQ sauce.
Dry beans are incredibly cheap and even though canned beans aren’t expensive, you will be surprised by how much you save making the switch.
Steer clear of dried herbs or mixes as these are always overpriced. Start your own herb garden and you will never have to buy basil, thyme, oregano or rosemary again.
Forget buying pre-made salsa at the supermarket when you can make your own at home for less. All you will need is a few tomatoes, cilantro, salt, and some citrus (lemon or lime works). Add chili if you’re feeling adventurous.
This general rule can apply to almost everything in your pantry. Buy it in bulk and you will automatically save money. Plus, you won’t have to visit the grocery store as often, so you will also save time. Some great food items to buy in bulk include:
- Rice, dry pasta, noodles
- Canned goods (tomatoes, tuna, salmon, corn, beans, beets, etc)
- Oil, vinegar, sauces
- Snacks like chips and biscuits
- Cereals, oats, grains
- Baking ingredients like flour, sugar, cocoa