How to Eat Cheap in Your Home
You may be looking at how to eat cheap, but have you considered how much you spend on certain foods? It’s amazing all the extra money you spend on things you don’t really need and could get away with without. For instance, how much do you spend on your car every month? Not so much that it makes you crazy, but enough to drive you mad!
Grocery stores are one of the biggest spenders when it comes to food. The average family of ten can tell you how to eat cheap at least, since most ve fed household of ten can spend up to $300 a year on groceries, not counting food or household supplies. Fast food, chips and soda are usually pretty expensive, and for those that cannot afford to eat meat or fish or things like that there is always the frozen food sections. I mean, what can be better than grabbing a huge bag of potato chips and some cheese, eating while you wait for your meal? I think a bag of potato chips is a good example of how to eat cheap, but if you are in a crisis situation and need to grab something quickly, all you need is a bag of food from the “Chinese” section of your local grocery stores.
There are other examples of how to eat cheap, but you get the point, fast food and high-calorie snacks are not what you need to be filling your body with. A water bottle is perfectly adequate for a short burst of energy, or to quench your thirst. When it gets cold, or you’re getting thirsty and need something to drink, grab a bag of cheap fruit juice. It will be more expensive than a water bottle, but you know you’re doing the right thing.
Most people probably do not realize just how bad most of the restaurants in town are until they actually go there. The problem with most “American” meals is that the portions are usually small, and the quality is so substandard. It has almost become acceptable in our society to eat out instead of making meals at home. You are far better off buying a take out meal, then eating some of the abysmal street food that most of the restaurants offer. I could go on about the quality of American food, but let’s just get back to the basics for a moment.
You do not have to limit yourself to only canned foods when you are on a diet. I know most people see the word “can” and immediately assume that it is a product that they should stay away from. Nothing could be further from the truth. Canned items are far superior to most of the other products on the market today. Just think about it, if you were looking to lose weight, would you rather eat canned vegetables over those that are canned?
Let’s talk about a cheap way to save money at breakfast. When you go to your local “brick and mortar” breakfast place, you can end up eating leftovers and drinking lots of hot milk. This is not only bad for your budget, but it is also extremely unhealthy. Eating healthy at breakfast is much better and will help you stick to your budget.
When you are traveling, there is no reason to eat at your local stores. If you are on a budget, you can use the same trick that I used when I was traveling on a budget and traveling on business. Traveling in this case does not mean eating at the hotel. You can eat at any number of places around your hotel that will give you a good price on a good meal. There are plenty of local stores in every major city that serve good meals for under ten dollars a meal.
The best meals to eat while on a vacation are meals that you make yourself. If you are tired of eating leftovers and want to save money while you are on vacation, make your own meals at home. Not only will this save you money, but you will be able to eat healthier meals and not have to worry about being bored in the hotel kitchen each day.