Food 6 Ways to Save Money on Food

by the editorial team at Citi | July 18, 2018

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Food ranks among the largest expenses households face. Watch the video for tips on how to take control of your spending on food – while still eating well throughout the week.

Here’s a rundown of the pointers to keep in mind:

1. Make a weekly meal plan: Before you head to the supermarket, map out what you’ll be eating each day.

2. Eat the food that expires soonest first: And organize your fridge accordingly, with the oldest perishables up front.

3. Skip pricier cuts of meat: Think chicken thighs and wings over chicken breasts.

4. Learn to read food labels: By knowing the difference between “sell by” and “use by,” you’ll cut down on food that’s tossed too soon.

5. Choose multipurpose ingredients: Opt for versatile foods you can work into several meals as part of your weekly plan.

6. Flip your dining-out routine: Restaurants may be more likely to offer discounts early in the week.