Monday, March 1, 2010
Tips for the Grocery Store
2) When beef or chicken are under $2 a pound, buy 5 pounds. When you get home, package them in bundles with the appropriate serving size. (i.e. if cooking for 2, make bundles 8 oz. (4 oz./ person) cooking for 4, make bundles of 16 oz.)
3) If your grocery store requires a club card to get the deals, sign up for it! It's amazing how much you save!
4) Going along with that, look at the weekly ads. They will give you a heads up and sometimes will have valuable coupons. For example if you have to have soda, like myself never buy a 2 liter for more than a dollar. Grocery stores will run deals like buy 5 or more for .99 each. So buy 5! It sure beats buying 3 for 1.89 each!
5) Plan ahead! I choose which meals I am going to prepare 2 weeks out. I make a list of all the necessary ingredients and then cross off the one's I already have. Also, when choosing meals to make, look at what ingredients you have which must be used. For example if you have hot dog buns which are almost to or are a few days after their freshness date, plan to make sloppy joe's using those buns.