I am always trying to reduce the amount I spend on food as it just seems to cost more and more each month. It is one of my biggest expenses and I am determind to get a better grip on how much my grocery shop costs.
Fresh fruit just gets dearer and I despair how the price of bread just seems to rise again and again.
I have a 3 pronged level of attack.
I am going to learn some leftover recipes. It’s so horrible to scrape away food it’s like putting money in the bin for me.
I am also going to find out more about storage and avoiding food waste that way by having a good look at the Love Food Hate Waste website and learn a few new tricks. Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we can all waste less food, which will ultimately benefit our purses and the environment too. It is a not for profit government funded organisation and it has great advice.
I am also going to make sure I am the getting the best deals available at the supermarket.
I like to buy local but you just can’t beat some of the deals at the supermarket. People often talk about Aldi as the budget supermarket and I have to say I have often been impressed with their quality.Tesco offer great discounts too and I love their own range of foods. I do tend to always use Tesco online for my shop as they have lots of 3 for 2′s and I am big on freezing one for later. If you haven’t used Tesco to shop online there are some January vouchers at Tesco available that give you a good discount off your first shop. My local store is Asda but it has tons of toys and clothes in so I try to avoid going in too much as the temptation gets me!