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6 Ways to Save Money on Food

by the Editors July 20, 2018

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.
 

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