We spend on average $100-$130 a week on groceries for our family – 2 adults, 2 children 4.5 year old & 1.5 year old.
I often get asked how? Here are my three tips to save money on your grocery bill regardless of how many mouths you have to feed:
#1 Shop in Season
Buy only fruit & veg that is in season. Produce in season is sourced locally and will always be lower in cost. Retailers are saving money from local purchases, not importing foreign produce and the savings are passed on to you
#2 Meal Plan
Make a weekly meal plan. It will take you no more than 30 minutes one day to meal plan for the week. You can write up a shopping list too. Going shopping on one day will saves you so much time during the week. Not to mention not having to think “what am I going to cook today?” everyday. And then having to pop into the store everyday, save yourself the time and get organised.
You will save money by cutting down on wastage and food spoilage because produce will always be used.
#3 Go to Fruit & Veg Markets before closing time
Scout out your closest fruit & veg market and go on the last day of trading for the week and close to closing time. Grocers heavily discount their produce at this time because they don’t want to have any stock on hand.
You can also use this inforgraphic by Foodwise to help you determine which produce is in season.