Lots of people spend more money on food than is required. I can admit that I love food too, but this is an area where a lot of my clients have been able to cut back and save a lot of money. Here are a couple of ideas.
Cut back on the convenience foods. During our busy lives, we rarely spend enough time planning our meals – which leads to taking the quick and easy way out! Instead of eating fast food or microwaving prepackaged food when you get home, try making some simple and healthy replacements that you can take with you. An hour of preparation one weekend can give you a ton of cheap and handy meals that will end up saving you a lot of cash and not eat into your time when you’re busy.
Get a crock pot. A crock pot is perhaps the best deal on earth for reducing cooking costs in a busy family. You can just dump in your ingredients before work, put it on simmer, and dinner is done when you get home. There are countless recipes out there for all variety of foods, and every time you cook this way, you’re saving money as compared to eating out.