You may have noticed on recent trips to the grocery store that your everyday purchases are costing more than usual. Studies show that due to inflation, groceries are 12.2% more expensive this summer than last – that’s a lot!
FEED RD, Kim Blum, partnered with Chicago Caregiving to discuss money-saving tricks to stay on top of healthy habits despite increased costs. Find just a few of Kim’s tips below, and check out the article for more!
- Plan Meals: Planning meals at the beginning of the week will lessen impulse buys at the store, help you cook more meals at home, and encourage you to use foods you already have. Make a list of all the food groups to make sure you incorporate them in your menus, and shop by section at the grocery store.
- Buy in Bulk: Buy a value pack of meat or fish. Leave out enough for that week, and freeze the rest in portion sizes so you have it for the future!
- Vary your Protein: Making modifications for proteins is a great option. Canned beans, lentils, and peas last a long time, are typically lower in cost, and can be very versatile.