Buying groceries was already expensive without the rising cost of living we’ve all experienced over the last few months.
Buying groceries can absolutely be costly, particularly if you have large families to feed and big appetites.
There are two major mistakes I see clients make that can make their weekly food bills even more expensive.
1) Not buying enough groceries and relying on restaurant/take-out foods towards the end of the week, OR on a daily basis.
– Even just relying on a quick breakfast sandwich from a fast food restaurant is more expensive than making your own breakfast at home daily.
– This will not only skyrocket your food costs for the week, it will also take you farther away from your health and fitness goals.
2) Buying enough groceries, but not doing enough pre-planning.
– This leads to significant amounts of waste as we tend to throw out vegetables, fruits, meats, etc., that doesn’t get used in time, AND it can cause you to miss out on some great deals that would have saved you money if you took the time to plan first.
I often hear ‘eating healthy is expensive’, and with the wrong shopping strategies it can be.
It is possible to buy groceries that are good for you, support your health and fitness goals, AND save yourself some money. But, you have to be willing to put in a little extra work.
Saving money on groceries often works the opposite of saving time.
For example, buying pre-chopped vegetables can be more expensive than chopping your own.
For some, this may be a worthwhile trade-off, but if you are willing to make the time to do some of the work yourself, you can absolutely save enough money to make it worth your while.
Keep checking my stories this week for some more specific examples on ways to save money on groceries.
Coming soon: Wolfpack Wellness members will get a detailed information sheet on how to save money on groceries AND still buy groceries that support your goals.