It doesn’t matter who you are: food is will always be a constant expense. However, the facts of life don’t need to be so expensive. With these easy tips, you can feed yourself easily, as well as your savings account.

Herbs and spices

Herbs and spices are the answer to the age-old question of “How can I eat less food without feeling hungrier?” Get creative next time you are in the kitchen and use lots of herbs and spices to attain a lot of flavor. The most cost-efficient way to do this is to buy spices from a store that carries spices in bulk and grow your own herbs.

Eat less meat

Meat is among the most expensive food items you can buy. Check out eggs, beans, and nutritive-dense foods like kale and quinoa as substitutes for meat. These items are cheaper than cuts of meat and often last longer. Find fun recipes to cook 

Slow cooker

The slow cooker is your best friend when it comes to making easy meals. Cooking can be a bit of a downer when you come home from a long day and need food immediately. Using a slow-cooker to do the hard work for you during the day will do wonders for your budget and cooking satisfaction.

Meal prep

Plan out your meals at the beginning of the week and buy all groceries necessary to ensure your meals fit on a tight budget. Eating out can cost easily cost $10-$15 for a single meal. Plan your meals effectively, and you could be looking at spending a pretty $2-$5 for every meal.

Groupon & Gilt City

Restaurants are always looking to promote business online through sites like Groupon. Take advantage of discount sources like Groupon or Gilt City to save you money on your favorite local restaurants. You may be able to find a really nice meal for a super cheap price!

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