Today, we’re continuing to share our latest budget advice for everyday apartment living.
Food costs can add up quick. We’ve all experienced shock after seeing an unexpectedly high grocery receipt. Even when you’re trying to be responsible and eat your meals at home, grocery store trips can become expensive, and before you know it, you’re over budget.
There are many approaches to how to properly budget your food, but there’s a quick trick that doesn’t require any math or problem-solving. It’s simple: go vegetarian once or twice a week.
There’s a chance you’re already vegetarian or vegan, and if so, keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’re a devoted omnivore, hear us out.
Meat is usually one of the most expensive parts of a meal, so skipping it cuts down on costs substantially over time. That doesn’t mean you have to eat veggies and fruit for dinner every night. It just means you should try to forgo meat at least once or twice a week. It’s a small adjustment but can go a long way if you’re trying to stick to a budget. The internet is full of delicious veggie recipes (we even have a few here ourselves), so your dinner options are basically endless.
Try going veg once or twice a week for a while, and you’ll likely notice your monthly grocery bills dropping as a result.