It is astonishing that the average American family wastes between $ 1,300 and $ 2,200 in grocery each year, according to the National Defense Resources Board.
So how we can save this money???This article will help us to save money,save time and may be planet too. here are some tips:
Meat: Don’t Buy Fresh-
In case of meat Jeanie says,"Unless you are eating it that night, buy frozen.” I check my local grocery store and the skinless boneless chicken breasts are $1 more a pound fresh than they are frozen. Even better, buying frozen in bulk at warehouse stores can offer even more savings."
Buy Frozen for Fruit, Too-
When you put fresh fruit in your smoothies, you are throwing dollar bills directly into the mixer. Warehouses offer frozen mangoes, pineapples and blueberries at incredibly low prices. My local Costco has cost three pounds frozen blueberries the amount is less than $ 10 fresh blueberries three to five times. Pro-Tip: Frozen for an hour cranberries add a healthy and inexpensive sweetener to simply heated Greek yogurt.
Strictly Organic Can Cost You-
Consumers list more expensive than conventional products Organic products reports up to 47 percent, but the Environmental Working Group (EEC) list of 15 fruits and vegetables are not as severely affected by pesticides and fertilizers, and are a good choice to save some money.
The so-called "clean 15" tend to bark, skins or outer layers and include fruits such as pineapple, melon, kiwi, grapes, papaya and mango and vegetables such as cabbage, eggplant, corn, avocado and onion. With the EEC "discovered pesticides were relatively few in these foods and tests found lower concentrations of total pesticides in them." Please mindthat analysis studies listing the antioxidant properties of conventional organic products they showed organic products more of the compounds had to fight the cancer of 18-68 percent. However, these reports are the differences do not break fruit.
Convenience Costs You More-
Individually packaged snacks, especially those that are in packages, can cost twice as much. I watched the popular sweet lunchboxes as crackers, chips and cookies. Not much more expensive than the large pockets, individual components structured card or plastic container was almost double the cost of regular size packs during a single bags of service chips were. Purchase in bulk and put treats in the pocket or in a wax container for Bento lunch child a family with two children save $ 500 a year.
Sometimes Smaller Is Better-
One clever trick we found was buying the salad bar for recipes that require small amounts or when cooking for just one or two people. A bunch of celery in my purchases will cost $ 1.89, but 1/4 cup buy the recipe directly on salad bar costs just mentioned 80 cents. Another plus was that the pre-chopped wine celery salad.
So I hope these tips will reduce your future waste and you can save more money..