30–40% of US food is wasted. The average household spends about $5,000 on groceries, therefore about $2,000 is wasted.
You may avoid wasting food by batch prepping your weekday meals. Saving food saves money.
Grocery stores appreciate you. Thus, loyalty programs and memberships offer discounts on things you currently buy. Join them!
Store brands often contain the same nutrients as brand-name products. They save money at checkout.
Diet holistically when budget is a priority. Do you eat enough protein, vegetables, and fruits daily? Even with conventionally-grown produce and meats, saying "yes" is better than not.
Especially for out-of-season food, frozen fruits and vegetables are cheaper.
Omega-3 helps clean arteries, control blood pressure, and reduce dementia risk.
Meat and poultry provide cheap protein. However, rising global prices make them harder to justify in weekly supermarket orders.
For new recipes, use the basics to save money.
You may have leftovers despite meal planning. Keep those bits! The leftovers—vegetables, protein, etc.—can be used for another meal.