“How Can I Save Money on Groceries?” (Special Podcast Highlight)

Paying for a lot of food at the grocery store? Your wallet might be feeling the pain!


Timmerie joins forces with budgeting pros Jonathan and Amanda Teixeira to tackle the ever-pressing issue of rising grocery costs. Here’s a quick look into the savory tips and tricks they dished out to keep your wallet happy while feeding your family or downsizing your household! Get the full episode here!


🛒 The Soaring Costs: Grocery prices have rocketed 25-35% higher than four years ago, turning the once humble grocery bill into a budget-busting monster. The Teixeiras recommend budgeting $125 to $150 per person per month due to inflation, up from the old estimate of $100.


🍽️ Meal Planning Magic: The secret sauce? Meal planning! Planning your meals can leverage seasonal sales and ensure ingredients are used efficiently, reducing waste. Jonathan and Amanda suggest scheduling meals to use overlapping ingredients, turning leftover cabbage into Thursday’s coleslaw, for instance.


🌽 Shop Smart: Shopping at cost-effective stores like Aldi or using online grocery platforms can cut costs and prevent impulsive buys. Online shopping is particularly praised for allowing precise budget control and reducing the temptations of in-store displays.


🥦 Bulk Buying and More: While bulk buying at places like Costco can save money, it might lead to overspending unless managed wisely. The duo suggests that buying in bulk should be approached with caution, focusing more on staple items and less on perishables that might go unused.


🥗 Creative Cooking: Embrace the art of using what you already have through “Pantry Freezer Meal Challenges,” which involve crafting meals from existing pantry and freezer stocks before buying new groceries. This method not only saves money but also ensures nothing goes to waste.


Family and Finance: Balancing a growing family’s needs with a grocery budget can be challenging. Engaging in leftovers, planning for ’empty meal days,’ and shopping based on what’s already in your pantry are key strategies the Teixeiras use to keep their food budget in check while still enjoying meals together.


By infusing creativity into meal planning and leveraging technology and strategic shopping, you can dramatically cut your grocery expenses. Tune into your spending habits, embrace online shopping, and never underestimate the power of a well-planned leftover! 💡💵🍴


So next time you’re staring into the abyss of your refrigerator, remember: strategic shopping and creative cooking are your best friends in the battle against the grocery bill beast!


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Timmerie works as a radio host and Catholic speaker educating in areas of theology and is an expert at responding to current trends of sexuality, feminism, and gender ideology. She hosts Trending with Timmerie on Relevant Radio. She holds a Masters Degree in Biblical Theology and Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Media with an emphasis in the New Evangelization from John Paul the Great Catholic University.