Better Tips To Grocery Shop For One On A Tight Budget

Food is an expense that occupies a significant part of every household budget.

Groceries are the most flexible expense but can be tricky to navigate when you’re one person on a tight budget.

According to the USDA, the cost of a single person on a "thrifty plan" is between $50 and $63 a week.  Here are some tips to keep that food budget tight.

Planning your meals is a standard method to save time and money. Whether you cook for one person or more, meal planning will help you stay aligned with your grocery budget.

Plan Meals

I know it's tempting to buy in bulk.  But when you aren't sure how much you will use, stick to buying ingredients in small quantities. It will help you spend less and waste less.

Small Quantities

 I know it's hard to avoid eating meat when you are a die-hard fan of it. If you can't see past eating less, you need to find ways to save money on meat.  Substitute more vegetables instead.

Buy More Veggies

Every week, grocery stores have sales. When the foods you love or usually eat are marked down, it makes sense to buy bigger quantities. You can store them where you have room during sales.

Look For Sales

You can efficiently grocery shop for one person on a tight budget with a little bit of planning and creativity.

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