With inflation at an all-time high in Australia, being creative and savvy when it comes to food shopping is more important than ever. There are many ways you can get the most out of your weekly shop and get the most bang for your buck. Check out these top money saving tips.
1. Choose the right fruit and veggie box for your household
Good & Fugly is all about reducing waste and ensuring every household has just the right amount of fruit and veg. By choosing the fruit and vegetable box that is the right size for your needs, you can rest assured that you won’t be throwing away unused produce that isn’t only a problem for the environment but a waste of money.
2. Plan for the week ahead
If the idea of planning for the week ahead makes your eyes roll, hear us out. Planning your meals for the week can be a lot of fun, especially if you make a day of it. Sundays are perfect for preparing, cooking, freezing and portioning meals. Not only will you be absolutely sure to prevent your budget from blowing out, but you’ll enjoy a week of healthy, nutritious eating.
3. Discounts and specials
Many supermarkets will reduce items at the end of the day when they want to shift stock. You can also find out when your local supermarket restocks for the week. When supermarkets restock, some existing products may be discounted or put on special. Chat to the staff at your local supermarket and get the low down on the best days to shop.
4. Avoid takeaway food and drinks
Takeaway food and pre-prepared meals are always going to cost more because you are paying for someone else to do the work for you. A smoothie for example is usually north of $7, but you can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost. Try this nutrient dense, super easy smoothie recipe.
5. Get the most out of your food
A lot of food goes to waste simply because we don’t know what else to do with it. However, vegetable cut-offs can be turned into delicious smoothies, the cores of pears and apples can be added to other fruit to make jams and broccoli stems can be added to soups! Use as much as you can of your fruit and vegetables to create more fabulous food.
Saving money doesn’t mean saving on quality, nutritious food. With a bit of forward-thinking and organising, you can save money every week on your groceries. Ready to get your fruit and veggie box delivered?