These 5 Ingredients Will Cut Down Your Grocery Expenses
Going grocery shopping on a budget? Keep this in mind!
Is cutting down on food expenses part of your new year resolutions? Be a smart shopper by making use of these ingredients that can dramatically cut down expenses. From meat substitutes to better vegetable choices, these will not only guarantee savings for your groceries but might also, in the long run, mean a healthier lifestyle, too:
You always need protein on your grocery list: it makes any meal feel heavy and filling. Protein can also get very expensive, but it doesn't have to be. Here is where tofu comes in and cuts meal prices dramatically. Choosing to make half your dishes meat-free will guarantee a much lower grocery bill.
Meat's price range can fluctuate to as little as P121/kg, but note that tofu starts at P79.5/kg or lower if you're buying at the wet market.
Paired up with milk and fruits, oatmeal can be quite delicious! The best part: an 800g pack of instant oatmeal can serve 10 bowls for P11.55 each! That's quite a steal.
3 Frozen Veggies
Frozen vegetables can be just as delicious as fresh ones! Going for the freezers might just be the answer to affordable but still tasty food choices. Plus, there are more choices now than just frozen carrots, peas, and corn! Add more varieties of frozen vegetables to your recipes for additional bulk, or toss it up with simple fried rice as desired.
Frozen mixed veggies go as low as P54.50/500g.
Canned tomatoes start at P45/400g.
Ready for these easy, quick changes that make a big difference? Be sure to take note of them for your next grocery run!