Groceries and eating out are notoriously hungry expense categories. We’ve got plenty to read here on how to tame costs and cope!
Are your food costs bloated?
Grocery spending puts a whole new spin on the phrase, “Put your money where your mouth is.” Eating food is fun! But coming to terms with how much money you spend on food? More shocking than the latest celebrity scandal, in many cases. And, frankly, nowhere near as much fun. Whether you’re eating out too often or wandering the aisles of the grocery store aimlessly, food spending is typically one of the larger expenses that should be easy to tweak.
Cut Food Costs with Our Grocery Planner Templates
Grocery shopping on a budget is a challenge as prices continue to rise. Cut costs with tips, tricks and our free Grocery Planner templates.
4 Tips for Cutting Costs When Cooking
Want to spend less, shop less, and have more fun in the kitchen by cooking on a budget? We’ve got you covered.
20 Easy, Cost-Friendly Meals
Budget friendly meals can be delicious and easy, in addition to being cost-effective. We've got twenty recipes from real people as proof.
4 Myths of Meal Planning—Busted
Meal planning doesn't have to be complex, tedious, or time-consuming. Check out the plan that saves a family of four $188/month in groceries.
How Much Should I Budget for Eating Out?
When you're trying to budget a reasonable amount for eating out, what's realistic? Here's a better framework for deciding.
How to Go Grocery Shopping Once a Month
Save time, money, and your sanity by going grocery shopping once a month with these helpful planning and shopping tips from a family of five.
How to Budget for Groceries in YNAB
You want your budget to be as simple as possible, but some categories can benefit from a bit more detail—groceries is one of them
8 Cheap, Healthy Alternatives to Restaurant Favorites
Dining out budget looking slim? Here's how to make eight of your favorite restaurant dishes cheaper and healthier at home.
Why It’s OK to Blow Your Grocery Budget Sometimes
I'm single and I spend $300 a month my grocery budget. This month I spent a lot more than that but I don't really care. Why not? Because I budget.
Grocery Budget for Two: How We Eat Healthy for $600/Month
The average grocery budget for two people is $600/month. See how we're able to buy healthy, wholesome food and not feel guilty about cost.
Our $298 Grocery Budget for a Family of 5
My family has always lived on a pretty tight budget for groceries. We’ve had such big financial goals, here's how we cut back.
I'm a Budgeter and I Love Eating Out
You’ve probably even been told that dining out is the very first thing you should cut back on—but doesn’t that make you cringe? It did me.
Could Peer Pressure Help You Save Money on Groceries?
There’s no one-size-fits-all fix for saving money on food, but if you’ve been struggling to cut back, maybe a meal-planning app can help.
Want to Slash Your Grocery Bill? Get Cook'n!
Cooking at home is a great way to cut corners, but toss in a dash of technology, and you’ll ramp up those savings like never before.
Hello, Then Goodbye, Then Hello Fresh Experience
Even though meal delivery services are more expensive than cooking with locally-bought groceries, I found myself craving more variety.
How I Slashed My Food Spending Once & For All
Why is it so hard not to blow money on food? If the struggle is familiar, some of my hard-earned lessons can benefit your bottom line.
How a Family of Four Eats on $300/Month in D.C.
“Balance, purposeful living, knowing myself/my family, and thoughtful decision-making are the highlights of my method.” See how they do it.
How My Instant Pot Saved Dinner (& Lots Of Money)
Around the time of Black Friday 2016, every person on the internet was raving about the Instant Pot. I’m a ruthless skeptic, so I figured it was just another trend that would likely die off before it ever got around to me. After all, I already had a crock pot, an oven, and a microwave.
5 Unexpected Outcomes Of Our Blue Apron Experiment
With Blue Apron, she got all the ingredients and instructions for 4 meals delivered to her front door for $140/week, and it saved her money.
Is Food Eating Your Budget?
In fact, be eating your budget. For some of you it’s eating out. But either way, food, food, food—so much money on food.
Adventures In Meal Planning
Our grocery category is under-budget, we’ve found at least three new recipes, and it feels like our nights have run (a little) smoother.
7 Tips to Spend Less on Food
Want to spend less on food and groceries? I have seven practical tips to keep that grocery budget slim and trim.
How to Keep Track of Grocery Spending
If you are anything like us, and every other person we know, you are always kind of shocked/frustrated/surprised/humbled/annoyed by how much you spend on food. The struggle is real.