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Frugal Food Saving

Plan Your Lunches - Daily By packing your lunches every day, a family of three can save about forty-five dollars a week or around $2,340 a year. This is based on a nutritious lunch that includes sandwich, water, fruit, carrot or celery sticks and yogurt. You will not only find yourself saving money, but feeling healthier and fuller. Plan Your Home Cooked Meals - Weekly Home cooked meals are great, and cooking them does not have to be an unpleasant task. One method is taking two hours on a Saturday or Sunday, cooking three main dishes and three vegetables. Then section the food into different microwavable containers to make separate meals.

It's usually enough to last three days. In the evenings instead of cooking or eating out, put a container in the microwave and within seconds you have a home cooked meal. You end up cooking about two or three time per week. You save time, money, and get variety. Plan Your Road Trip Snacks When you go to the park, visit friends, the movies or just away from home -bring our own snacks.

It saves an average of twenty to thirty dollars a week or $1,300 a year. Also, when visiting family and friends you don't inconvenience them by having them feel like they need to feed you, and you know your food was prepared with clean hands in a clean place. Plan Your Dining Out When you do eat out, plan and budget for those occasions. By planning ahead and allowing for the cost of the meal, you find yourself able to enjoy it more and not worry. Do try to limit these outings to once a month as they can add up quickly. One dinner for four could easily cover a week's food budget for the same family. .


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