As food inflation begins to bite, we’ve seen a steady increase every month on the amount of money that people are spending on food. Your food shopping is one of the biggest costs you have to budget for. By looking for ways to save money, you may find increased food costs easier to deal with. If you’re trying to pay off debt? Or have a limited income? Because and due to Covid related reasons there are many suffering through job losses and other potential reasons. I get that you may be considering cutting your food costs down by a drastic amount, it’s essentially one of the costs we can cut, as we have complete control over. However, please don’t do this. Your wellbeing always come first, and that includes being able to eat healthy and filling meals. Over the coming weeks/months My aim is to help you. How? By giving these easy tips a go, you might find it easier to keep your weekly food shopping on track…

Tip 1, 

  • Regularly check what food you have in stock. And the best way to save money on food is to base your meals around what you have already.

If your cupboards are bare this is a little harder. However, If I can help you spend  LESS on food shopping, by helping you organise your cupboards, including fridge and freezer food then that is what we will do and then you can build up on these foods. So, One of the best ways to save money on food is to base your meals around what you have already because you’ll only buy the items you need. Basing your meals means?   

Firstly, the importance of nutrition and a balanced diet. 

Nutrition is vital for your body and all of its systems to function properly, by having good nutrition it will help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce body fat, provide your body with energy, promote good sleep and generally make you feel better. This has been proven through many scientific studies and is now well documented.

By having good nutrition it has been proven that you are less likely to develop many of the present-day diseases. 

What is a balanced diet? 

The Foods Standards Agency defines a balanced diet as having ‘a variety of foods, basing meals on starchy foods and eating at least 5 portions of fruit and veg a day.’ They also recommend having moderate amounts of fish (2 portions a week one being oily) moderating the amount of protein you have and having small or occasional amounts of food high in fat or sugar. 

Taking Note What Is In Your Cupboards. Take note of any tinned foods you have, as well as any dried foods such as rice and pasta. It also helps to know what seasoning and sauces you already have. Keep your cupboards tidy so you can see what you have in stock quicker. Don’t forget to check your freezer as well. 

This way you will appreciate when you cook everything from scratch it will massively help to make food shopping cheaper. 

Takeaway’s. Do you sometimes pop to the supermarket to pick up an emergency ready meal? 

Do you find yourself tempted by a cheeky takeaway more often than you’d like? You probably don’t need us to tell you that this can cost quite a bit over time. If you spent just £15 on a takeaway once a fortnight that’s a whopping £390 a year you could be saving instead. That could be money you set aside for an emergency.