It’s a common myth that cooking healthy meals at home is prohibitively expensive, compared to buying prepared meals for convenience. Here are a few of our favorite tricks for shopping on a budget.
- Make lists and stick to them! Pay only in cash if need be so you know you won’t exceed your budget.
- Shop seasonally because ingredients are cheaper when they are in season.
- Make produce last longer by making large batches of recipes and freezing what’s not consumed right way, use the produce that doesn’t last as long earlier in the week, and buy some ripe and other not yet ripe fruits and vegetables.
- Source coupons from your favorite stores.