I know it’s important to eat healthy food in menopause, but have you been to the store lately? I almost feel like I have to mortgage the house to pay for groceries.
I was reading an article this morning about how to eat on $50 or less a week. Check out these 5 tips:
Stick to a List
I know it is a temptation to impulse buy and those bakery goodies seem to call out to you. Resist temptation and stick to your list. Take just enough money to cover your purchases, and leave credit cards at home.
Join a Membership Store
Stores such as Sam’s Club or Costco will save you money by buying in bulk. You’ll have lots of leftovers and if you don’t care to eat the same thing every day, split the bill and food in half with a friend.
Buy Generic Brands
I found that buying the generic brand cereal saves me $2.00 a box and there is very little taste difference. Before you plop that brand name item in your cart, check out the generic price and compare the savings.
Cheese is cheaper to buy whole and grate yourself. Instead of buying expensive vegetables that are already cut-up, buy fresh and do your own chopping. Make oatmeal from a box instead of buying the flavored packets.
Coupons are a must to save money so scan your Sunday paper and cut out as many as you can. Stores now have apps that allow you to download coupons to your phone. Join a few coupon websites such as Money Saving Mom or the KrazyCoupon Lady.