Tips for Smart Spending

Cook great meals at home:

1.) Plan a week of meals before grocery shopping and go in with a grocery list.

2.) Reusing leftovers and unused ingredients in omelets, stir fries, and sauces are always smart options.

3.) You can always save on lunch money by packing small portions of last night’s dinner and taking it to work or school.

4.) Remember to label and check your freezer for ‘forgotten’ ingredients.

Healthy foods can save you money:

5.) Meats can be expensive. Beans, tofu, and eggs are good substitutes.

6.) Frozen vegetables are cheaper and usually just as tasty as fresh ones.

7.) Community Gardens are always interesting options.

Save at the grocery store:

8.) Buy in bulk. Large portions of meats, sauces, cheese, and bread can all be split, rebagged, and frozen.

9.) Look for sales and in-store coupons when you shop.

10.) Try the store brand. You may not be able to tell the difference.