Your inner foodie may well be buried under mountains of debt, but luckily you don’t have to fork out a fortune to eat well. It’s time to retire those packets of Ramen noodles and boxes of Kraft Dinner for good. Head into the grocery store and kitchen armed with these tips, and you’ll start eating well on a budget.
A frugal foodie’s best friend is an air-tight strategy. Organization is an essential hack for anyone hoping to save some moolah on their meals. From shopping lists and meal plans to budgets and coupons, your plan of attack should be fully fleshed out.
Most of the world’s top chefs have their own websites where they compile their favorite recipes, and if they don’t, they’re often featured in well-known publications and websites that share their masterpieces. A quick online search will produce a variety of frugal yet flavorful recipes to test out. You can even find meal plans designed around certain budgets.
Jot down the ingredients you’re missing and keep your list close to you. When you shop with a list in hand, you’re more likely to avoid temptations you don’t need.