6. Only buy in season fruits and veggies — Food grown in season tastes better and is much more affordable. During the fall/winter, try apples and squash. Meanwhile, broccoli and fresh berries are great picks for the warmer months.
7. Buy discounted meat — Grocery stores often discount meats by up to 70% as they approach expiration date. Buy several pounds and store in your freezer.
8. Check out local farmer’s markets – Not only are you supporting local businesses, but you’ll get tastier, better quality food.
9. Scroll your paper for coupons — Investing $1 (Dollar Store) on a Sunday paper can save you hundreds of dollars a year on goods. For coupon codes, try sites like RetailMeNot.com.
10. Make a list and stick to it — Plan your meals – including portion size, for the next 7 to 14 days. Then, get in and get out. Also, avoid shopping with your spouse or kids. This prevents peer pressure purchases aka impulse buying.