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My Top 7 Tips To Grocery Shop On A Budget

Are you wanting to eat healthier, but don’t want to spend all your money?

Eating a nutritious diet can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little bit of planning, you can save some money & get all the good stuff!

I live by these tips & have see a significant decrease in my bill.


Let's get started:

1. CREATE A PLAN. Write out how many meals / what you plan to cook throughout the week. Then, make a list of all ingredients you’ll need & the amounts of each item. Once you have your list, check for coupons online before heading to the store and/or compare store prices.

2. STICK TO THE PERIMETER OF THE STORE. The perimeter includes the produce, deli & dairy sections - everything you need! If you go down an aisle, be strategic & know exactly what you’re getting. Try not to deviate from your list to avoid adding unnecessary items & racking up the bill.

3. BUY WHOLE FOODS AND/OR FROZEN FRUITS & VEGETABLES. The pre-cut items are more expensive. Buy produce whole & cut them when you get home. Also, frozen fruits & vegetables are less expensive, just as nutritious & keep longer than fresh.

4. BUY PLANT-BASED PROTEINS. Beans & legumes are packed with nutrients & high in fiber. They have a long shelf life, can bulk up any meal & are a great bang for your buck!

5. SHOP LOCAL, SEASONAL PRODUCE. Buying local produce is a great way to counteract the cost of organic produce & support your local farmers. For in-season produce, there is typically a lot of it at a given time, which means it will cost less.


6. PRIORITIZE THE ‘DIRTY DOZEN’ PRODUCE. It’s not necessary to buy

everything organic. Familiarize yourself with the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list. This list includes the fruits & vegetables that contain the most pesticides, these are the ones you will want to buy organic if you can.

Dirty Dozen
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Clean Fifteen
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There is also the 'Clean Fifteen' list. This is a list of conventionally raised produce that has the lowest amount of pesticides & chemicals. Therefore, they can be purchased non-organic.


The downloadable PDF's of both lists on here, too! I invite you to download them to your phone or screenshot them to save to your phone photos to refer to the next time you're at the grocery store.


7. BUY IN BULK. Dry foods like quinoa, rice, seeds, nuts, etc. tend to cost less than the same amount of the product pre-packaged. Try bagging your own dry foods when the option is available.

What are some of your tips for saving money when it comes to grocery shopping?

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xoxo Holly

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