Buy ‘fresh!’ Prepared foods, packaged for our convenience are generally more expensive. By buying foods in their uncooked, unprepared state, you will generally save a substantial amount of money from your food budget. Cooking these foods at home is easier than many people think, it’s also fun (if you do it with a loved one), and is much less expensive.
I hope that this helps.
I think the one of the main things to consider when dealing with finances for food is aligning money management priorities. Considering health is typically the ultimate priority in ones life, for without it, virtually all aspects of life are negatively affected. Therefore, for those who try to limit their funding toward buying quality food are only shortcutting their way to poor eating habits. With that said, buying quality food is not expensive (as Robert says). It just takes some time, commitment, and a desire to research, locate, and purchase food at the right price.
Here a few practices I have acquired throughout the years…
-Buy in bulk
-Shop at Farmers Markets
-Buy direct from the farm
-Buy Non-perishable foods online
-Calculate (do the math) compare prices/quantities
-Take advantage of sales (Buy large quantities and store)
-Ask the grocery store to cut a deal on large purchases
Allocating your time, money, and patience in acquiring quality food will be well worth it in the end.
Fuel the Movement,