Here at FinGoal we’re constantly looking at ways to save money. Here is a consolidated tips list from a post on Reddit about how to cut down on groceries.
It is really enticing to get healthy meals delivered right to your house. Less food shopping, less throwing away food you don’t cook, new recipes to try out. But does it save you money?
It depends on a lot of things.
To start, look at breaking down the per meal/per person cost:
The top 2 meal delivery services- Hello Fresh and Blue Apron range from $7.50/pp/per meal to $9.99/pp/per meal depending on how many people you are serving and how many meals per week you want.
Let’s start with feeding 2 adult people at $15 a meal.
$15 for meal service < eating out.
$15 for meal service > cooking yourself (ie a box of pasta, sauce, and a veggie would cost you about $8 and you’d have enough for 2 meals).
1.If you've been overspending on eating out, give meal delivery a shot.
2. If you have been using Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, check out some of the cheaper options out there like Dinnerly or EveryPlate at $5 a serving. Better yet try them all and take advantage of their signup/first box offers :)
3. If you have been cooking at home, you may be saving the most but could try some of the first box offers:)
Groceries is one of the categories that is very variable and often times people don’t realize how much they’re really spending until they start tracking it. It is also a category that is semi-easy to reign in if you are organized and planned about it.
Here are some tips that have helped me cut our monthly grocery bill by $200.
Bonus tip: Shop with your kids; they won't let you linger :)
Share any grocery tips you have below!