When it comes to finding ways to save money, we often look to our discretionary expenses - things like going out or general entertainment. We don't need them to live, but they certainly make living more enjoyable.
While food is definitely a necessity, there are still ways to save when it comes to your groceries.
Your first step is to always make a list. Wandering through a grocery store without a solid shopping list is an invitation to throw your budget out the window. Take a moment to prepare so you don't fall to unexpected temptations.
Second, consider cooking in bulk and putting leftovers in your freezer. That way, you have your own meals ready when you're tempted to order delivery and you have some meals ready to take for lunch.
Finally, watch what you're throwing out. If you find that you're consistently throwing out a lot of food, it's time to reevaluate how much you need to buy. This way, you're saving money and you're not being wasteful.
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