10 Tips to Save On Your Food Expenses

1. Have your coffee at home or at work if it is available 3$ spent each week on only one Tim Hortons’ coffee, that's $ 156 per year lost. 2. Vegetarianism In our shopping cart, foods high in protein from animals are usually among the most expensive foods we buy. One effective way to save money and reduce our ecological footprint is to reduce our meat consumption. Here are more economical choices, just as nutritious as a source of protein: eggs, tofu, legumes and lentils. 3. Meal planning with grocery store’s flyers Before deciding what meals to make for the week, it is important to take a look at what you already have in your pantry and refrigerator so you don't waste it. Then you can browse the flyers online to see the specials and compare prices. 4. Make a grocery list With meal planning, it is necessary to make a list so that you do not buy too much food. I use the Google keep app on my computer and cell phone. It allows me to write down what I need no matter where I am and I can share it with other people. 5. Prioritize seasonal fruits and vegetables Seasonal fruits and vegetables calendar: The incoming Quebec's fruits and vegetables schedule is the best way to buy local 6. Reduce your consumption of alcohol, soft drinks, vegetable or fruit juices, etc. Drinks, juices and cocktails usually have a low nutritional value and are not necessary for our diet. 7. Discounts Is it really on sale and do you really need it? Buy ugly fruits and vegetables at a discount because they are just as nutritious as the good looking ones. 8. Avoid meal prep companies Example: WeCook, GoodFood and HelloFresh. 9. Avoid Already-Prepared foods Example: fruit salad or already cut vegetables 10. Reduce the frequency of your restaurant visits For more ideas, contact me and we can schedule an appointment! Karine Drouin, RD

10 Tips to Save On Your Food Expenses