With a little planning, food can go a long way. While eating cheaper and saving money, you need not sacrifice your health as many of the options we will outline in this instalment of the Money Saving Advice Guide will actually contribute to an improved diet and healthier eating. First thing’s first, always cook for yourself! The biggest expenditure when it comes to money spent on food is on takeaways and eating out. Not only can you cook perfectly to your tastes, and you will most likely be using ingredients at a cost far-reduced from what even the most simplest restaurant might charge you for its equivalent, you can limit portion sizes to your appetite and avoid throwing away that expensive surplus leftover from a bloatedness-inducing takeaway! Another great tip is to reduce portion sizes. Reducing portion sizes will help your wallet and your waistline too, bumping up the former and reducing the latter.
If you do have any home-cooked food leftover, then it can always be placed into the freezer and kept for another day. Soon enough, you will be stocking a freezer full of your home-cooked favourites, eliminating the need to pop into the nearest takeaway on your way back from work and helping yourself to an all-too-convenient greasy kebab! When it comes to meat and chicken, you can save plenty of money. Cheaper cuts of meat offer the name nutrition as the more expensive cuts. As long as you amend your cooking practices, you can get the same enjoyment from them too. Chicken is most cost effective when bought whole, make a point of using all parts of a whole-bought chicken. Again, freezing is a great option which allows meat to be stored and saved for another day.