Student grocery hacks
You would have heard that the cost of living is on the rise, so I went around and asked some of you what your top tips are for cutting down on food costs.
- Stick to a grocery list and especially for non-fresh items, try and use click and collect so you aren’t tempted to buy items that aren’t on your list.
- If you’re a meat-eater, buy on special and freeze for future use.
- Frozen berries and vegetables contain the same nutritional value and are cheaper than buying fresh.
- Keep a separate budget for discretionary items like junk food and take-away, and decide on times when you can treat yourself with these.
- Buy fresh food that’s in season.
- Do not go shopping when you’re hungry.
- Cheaper items are usually placed high up or down low on the shelves.
- Compare unit prices for similar grocery items.
- Avoid food waste by ensuring that you store your food properly at home.
- Plan out your meals so you can potentially prepare them in bulk and freeze them. Here are some common and easy freezer-friendly meals:
- Creamy Bolognese pasta bake
- Roast pumpkin soup
- Curried sausages
- Chicken casserole
- Shepherd’s pie
Have you got any to add?