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Looking for the cheapest grocery list for a month? In this post I share with you two printable grocery shopping lists which include the healthiest and cheapest groceries to purchase, as well as a list of grocery stores to purchase these items from in 2021. One shopping list is for $170 per month and fits the Daily Dozen recommendations. The other list is for $100 per month and includes the cheapest and healthiest ingredients.

If you’re ready to minimize your grocery budget, keep reading.

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Which cheap groceries to avoid

When grocery shopping on a budget, it’s important to memorize the cheapest groceries so you can easily plan your monthly shopping list. When shopping for cheap groceries, you also want to keep in mind which foods are healthy, and which foods can harm our health. In my opinion, it is better to purchase some items that are a little more expensive if they will make me feel good and healthy, rather than purchasing foods that are cheap but will make me feel sick and unhealthy.

Here’s the type of cheap foods to avoid purchasing:

  1. Highly processed foods
  2. Foods that contribute to diet related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers
  3. Foods that contain unnecessary food additives such as food colorings and preservatives
  4. Foods that you are allergic to
  5. Packaged snacks

Which cheap groceries to buy

Here’s the type of cheap foods to buy:

  1. Fresh produce
  2. Frozen produce
  3. Packaged foods that are minimally processed
  4. Foods that are organic, or contain organic ingredients
  5. Foods that are basic and simple
  6. Foods that include ingredients that aren’t expensive

Why shop for a month of groceries at a time?

When you purchase groceries for a month at one time, it helps you stick to your food budget for a few reasons, including:

  1. Buying in bulk
  2. Stocking up on items that are on sale
  3. Planning ahead
  4. Shopping once rather than multiple times helps you avoid impulse purchasing items

What are the cheapest groceries?

The cheapest and healthiest groceries to buy are usually ones that are minimally processed and packaged. Keep in mind that food packaging and food processing costs food companies money, so they have to pass on these costs directly to you, the consumer. By purchasing groceries that are minimally processed and packaged, you are avoiding paying these extra costs.

Other groceries that are often the cheapest are ones that are:

  1. Bulk packaged items
  2. Items on sale
  3. Available at discount grocery stores
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Where to buy the cheapest groceries offline

There are many places to purchase groceries for cheap, here’s where I have found the best deals on food offline:

  1. Farmer’s markets
  2. Produce stands
  3. Grocery stores that offer bulk sections, or allow you to purchase from them in bulk at a discount
  4. Grocery outlet stores, such as Grocery Outlet Bargain Market
  5. Local grocery stores that offer sales
  6. Trader Joe’s
  7. Large chain grocery stores

Where to buy the cheapest groceries online

Sometimes it may be more convenient, necessary, or cheaper to purchase your groceries for the month online. Another great perk of shopping online for your groceries is that you can see a running tally of how much your grocery bill will cost before purchasing. This helps you not go over your budget and makes it easy to swap groceries in or out of your shopping cart to meet your budget.

Lastly, many online grocery stores, such as Amazon, offer discounts if you sign up for a regular shipment of the items you use most often. For example, Amazon offers up to 15% off of items when you subscribe to have them automatically delivered to your home on your schedule.

Here’s a list of places that I have found online which offer great deals:

To maintain a healthy diet, it is important to make sure what you are purchasing at the grocery store is going to meet your dietary goals. I follow the Daily Dozen dietary recommendations from NutritionFacts.org. I use my printable Daily Meal Tracker PDF to keep track of my nutrition intake through the day to ensure I’m getting enough of each food.

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What to eat each month

Here’s the food needed per month to maintain the Daily Dozen dietary recommendations:

  • 93 servings Legumes (1/4 cup dry or 1/2 cup cooked)
  • 93 servings Whole Grains (3 pieces or 1/4 cup or 1/2 cup cooked)
  • 93 servings Fruits (3 pieces or 3 cups diced)
  • 62 servings Leafy Greens (1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup cooked)
  • 62 servings Vegetables (1 piece or 1 cup diced)
  • 31 servings Berries (1/2 cup fresh or 1/4 cup frozen)
  • 31 servings Cruciferous (1/4 cup)
  • 31 servings Seeds (1 tablespoon)
  • 31 servings Nuts (1/4 cup or 2 tablespoon nut butter)

Learn how to ration your food each month so you don’t run out, as well as print the above list:

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Big list of cheap healthy groceries

Here’s a list of foods that are the healthiest and usually cheapest groceries to purchase at the grocery store:

Legumes

Legumes are beans, lentils and peas. These can be enjoyed as whole legumes, or as a beverage such as soy milk or as a puree or dip, such as hummus. The cheapest legumes to purchase usually are:

  1. Black beans
  2. Pinto beans
  3. Chickpeas
  4. White beans
  5. Frozen green peas
  6. Canned green beans
  7. Unsweetened, unflavored Soy milk
  8. Peanuts
  9. Peanut butter
  10. Tempeh
  11. Tofu

Shop for cheap legumes at Walmart.com >

Whole Grains

Whole grains are grains that have not had their outer husk removed. This means they provide more nutrition that grains that have been processed, such as white rice and white flour. Here’s a few examples of cheap whole grains available at the grocery store:

  1. Whole wheat flour
  2. Whole wheat pasta
  3. Rolled Oats
  4. Whole grain cereal
  5. Brown rice
  6. Farro
  7. Brown rice cakes

Shop for cheap whole grains at Walmart.com >

Fruit

Fruits are easy to identify as most people know what fruit is. Here’s a few examples of the cheapest fruits at the grocery store:

  1. Bananas
  2. Apples
  3. Oranges
  4. Grapes
  5. Frozen mango
  6. 100% fruit juices
  7. Dates
  8. Raisins

Shop for cheap fruit at Walmart.com >

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens are vegetables that have dark green leaves (as opposed to salad greens). Here’s a few examples of the cheapest leafy greens at the grocery store:

  1. Kale
  2. Collard greens
  3. Bok Choy

Shop for cheap leafy greens at Walmart.com >

Vegetables

Vegetables include items that are not leafy greens or cruciferous vegetables. Here’s a few example of the cheapest vegetables at the grocery store:

  1. Carrots
  2. Onions
  3. Canned tomatoes
  4. Corn
  5. Zucchini
  6. Yellow squash
  7. Mushrooms
  8. Cornmeal
  9. Popcorn kernels

Shop for vegetables at Walmart.com >

Cruciferous vegetables

This is a class of vegetables that is in its own category called “cruciferous” because they offer specific qualities and health benefits. Here’s a list of the cheapest cruciferous vegetables to purchase at the grocery store:

  1. Cabbage
  2. Broccoli
  3. Cauliflower
  4. Frozen bags that contain these items listed above

Shop for cheap cruciferous vegetables at Walmart.com >

Seeds

Seeds are usually pretty inexpensive and you only need a small amount each day to meet your daily intake needs. Here’s the seeds that are the cheapest to purchase:

  1. Flax seeds
  2. Hemp seeds
  3. Sesame seeds
  4. Tahini (sesame seed butter)
  5. Sunflower seeds
  6. Chia seeds

Shop for cheap seeds at Walmart.com >

Nuts

Nuts are delicious and should be enjoyed sparingly because of their high fat content. However, they are also packed with nutrition and are part of a healthy, whole food plant-based diet. Here’s a list of the cheapest nuts available at the grocery store:

  1. Brazil nuts
  2. Almonds
  3. Cashews
  4. Walnuts

Shop for cheap nuts at Walmart.com >

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Sauces, Herbs, Spices & Seasonings

Here’s a list of the cheapest seasonings for your meals:

Herbs, Spices & Seasonings

  • Dried oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Iodized salt

Shop for cheap herbs and spices at Starwest Botanicals >

Packaged flavorings

  • Rice vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Mustard
  • Yellow miso paste
  • Pickles
  • Olives
  • Marinara sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Ketsup
  • Stevia extract
  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Maple syrup
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda

Cheapest grocery shopping list for one month [2021]

The below list includes basic food items and does not include purchasing flavorings or herbs and spices. Try to purchase a few of these items each month to create a well stocked pantry without going over your food budget. Print this list and keep it in your recipe binder for easy access.

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{Daily Dozen} Cheap grocery shopping list for a month

The prices listed below are approximate prices, based on recent purchases I have made at Farmer’s Market, Grocery Outlet and Trader Joe’s. This shopping list takes into account the need for variety of foods for a well balanced and delicious meal plan as well so you won’t get too bored eating these groceries throughout the month.

$170 grocery list for a month

Here’s a Daily Dozen budget shopping list with approximate pricing:

  • $16 – 8 32 oz. carton soy milk (32 servings)
  • $14 – 17 cans beans (about 60 servings)
  • $6 – 1 24 oz. peanut butter (about 21 servings)
  • $8 – 2 loaves sprouted grain bread (about 36 servings)
  • $4 – 2 lbs. rolled oats (about 24 servings)
  • $4 – 2 lbs. whole wheat flour (32 servings)
  • $2 – 1 lbs. brown rice (about 8 servings)
  • $6 – 30 bananas (30 servings)
  • $8 – 2.5 lbs. dates (about 30 servings)
  • $9 – 8 lbs. frozen mango (about 13 servings)
  • $7 – 5 lbs. oranges (about 10 servings)
  • $4 – 2 lbs. applesauce (about 7 servings)
  • $10 – 5 bunches of kale (about 30 servings total)
  • $10 – 5 bunches of collard greens (about 30 servings total)
  • $4 – 5 lbs. carrots (about 30 servings)
  • $7 – 8 yellow onions (about 30 servings)
  • $8 – 10 lbs. yellow potatoes (about 30 servings)
  • $8 – 5 lb. frozen or canned corn (about 15 servings)
  • $9 – 4lb bag organic frozen strawberries (52 servings)
  • $4 – 2 heads green cabbage (about 20 servings total)
  • $4 – 2 heads cauliflower (about 10 servings total)
  • $4 – 1 lb. ground flax seeds (60 servings)
  • $6 – 1 lb. walnuts (15 servings)
  • $7 – 1 lb. raw cashews (15 servings)

Approximate total: $169

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$170 grocery list for a month

The prices listed below are approximate prices, based on recent purchases I have made at Farmer's Market, Grocery Outlet and Trader Joe's. This shopping list takes into account the need for variety of foods for a well balanced and delicious meal plan as well so you won't get too bored eating these groceries throughout the month.

This is a shopping list for one month for one person.

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Diet Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings 30 days

Calories

Author Easy Vegan Meal Prep™

Cost $170

Ingredients

  • 8 32 oz. cartons soy milk $16 for 32 servings
  • 17 cans beans $14 for about 60 servings
  • 1 24 oz. jar peanut butter $6 for about 21 servings
  • 2 loaves sprouted grain bread $8 for about 36 servings
  • 2 lbs. rolled oats $4 for about 24 servings
  • 2 lbs. whole wheat flour $4 for 32 servings
  • 1 lbs. brown rice $2 for about 8 servings
  • 30 each bananas $6 for 30 servings
  • 2.5 lbs. dates $8 for about 30 servings
  • 4 lbs. frozen mango $9 for about 13 servings
  • 5 lbs. oranges $7 for about 10 servings
  • 2 lbs. applesauce $4 for about 7 servings
  • 5 bunches bunches of kale $10 for about 30 servings
  • 5 bunches collard greens $10 for about 30 servings
  • 5 lbs. carrots $4 for about 30 servings
  • 8 each yellow onions $7 for about 30 servings
  • 10 lbs. yellow potatoes $8 for about 30 servings
  • 5 lbs. frozen or canned corn $8 for about 15 servings
  • 4 lbs. organic strawberries, frozen $9 for 52 servings
  • 2 heads green cabbage $4 for about 20 servings
  • 2 heads cauliflower $4 for about 10 servings
  • 1 lb. ground flax seeds $4 for 60 servings
  • 1 lb. walnuts $6 for 15 servings
  • 1 lb. raw cashews $7 for 15 servings
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Cheapest grocery list for a month

Use the below list if you must stick to a $100 per month budget and need to slightly veer off the Daily Dozen. The below shopping list is still fully whole food, plant-based, it just has a little less variety in order to meet the cheapest budget needs of $100 per month per person.

$100 grocery list for a month

If your budget is this low, consider reaching out to your local food bank for free groceries, and applying for local food aid in order to supplement your grocery bill to use the above list to meet the Daily Dozen dietary requirements.

  • $4 – 2 32 oz. carton soy milk (32 servings)
  • $13 – 17 cans beans (about 60 servings)
  • $6 – 1 24 oz. peanut butter (about 21 servings)
  • $3 – 2 lbs. whole wheat spaghetti (16 servings)
  • $16 – 4 loaves sprouted grain bread (about 72 servings)
  • $2 – 1 lbs. rolled oats (about 12 servings)
  • $13 – 63 bananas (60 servings)
  • $4 – 5 lbs. carrots (about 30 servings)
  • $7 – 8 yellow onions (about 30 servings)
  • $8 – 10 lbs. yellow potatoes (about 30 servings)
  • $8 – 5 lb. frozen or canned corn (about 15 servings)
  • $8 – 4 heads green cabbage (about 30 servings total)
  • $3 – 1 lb. ground flax seeds (60 servings)
  • $5 – 1 lb. walnuts (15 servings)

Approximate total: $100

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$100 grocery list for a month

Use the below list if you must stick to a $100 per month budget and need to slightly veer off the Daily Dozen. The below shopping list is still fully whole food, plant-based, it just has a little less variety in order to meet the cheapest budget needs of $100 per month per person.

Diet Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings 30 days

Calories

Author Easy Vegan Meal Prep™

Cost $100

Ingredients

  • 2 32 oz cartons soy milk $4 for 32 servings
  • 17 cans beans $13 for about 60 servings
  • 1 24 oz. jar peanut butter $6 for about 21 servings
  • 2 lbs. whole wheat spaghetti $3 for 16 servings
  • 4 loaves sprouted grain bread $16 for about 72 servings
  • 1 lb. rolled oats $2 for about 12 servings
  • 63 each bananas $13 for 63 servings
  • 5 lbs. carrots $4 for about 30 servings
  • 8 each yellow onions $7 for about 30 servings
  • 10 lbs. yellow potatoes $8 for about 30 servings
  • 5 lbs. frozen or canned corn $8 for about 15 servings
  • 4 heads green cabbage $8 for about 30 servings total
  • 1 lb. ground flax seeds $3 for 60 servings
  • 1 lb. walnuts $5 for 15 servings
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Big list of cheap meal ideas

Here are some meal ideas specifically for the cheap grocery lists above:

Cheap breakfast ideas:

Here’s six healthy and cheap breakfast ideas:

  1. Cereal or oats with plant milk and banana
  2. Toast with peanut butter and bananas
  3. Whole grain waffles
  4. Whole grain pancakes
  5. Fruit salad with seeds
  6. Fruit smoothie

Cheap lunch ideas:

Here’s five healthy and cheap lunch ideas:

  1. Hummus quesadilla
  2. Tofu sandwich
  3. Leafy green salad with beans and toast
  4. Pasta with vegetables and beans
  5. Lentil and vegetable soup with toast

Cheap snack ideas:

Here’s six healthy and cheap snack ideas:

  1. Air popped popcorn with seasonings
  2. Rice cakes with peanut butter
  3. Fruit salad
  4. Piece of fruit
  5. Chopped vegetables with hummus
  6. Fruit smoothie

Cheap dinner ideas:

Here’s six healthy and cheap dinner ideas:

  1. Pasta Marinara with Lentils
  2. Creamy vegetable casserole
  3. Lentil and vegetable stew with biscuits
  4. Vegetable and tofu stir fry
  5. Tempeh with cabbage slaw and potatoes
  6. Bean soup with cornbread

Cheap dessert ideas:

Here’s six healthy and cheap dessert ideas:

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  1. Hot chocolate
  2. Bananas with peanut butter and fruit
  3. Fruit smoothie bowl
  4. Fruit smoothie popsicles
  5. Chocolate chips with fruit
  6. Dried fruit with nuts

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FAQs

Is it possible to go grocery shopping once a month? ›

Grocery shopping once a month has a ton of benefits for our family and helps us in the following ways: Save time—fewer grocery store trips. Save money—no grocery budget surprises plus the ability to buy in bulk. Less waste– fewer leftovers that get thrown out.

How do you buy food on a budget? ›

10 Expert Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget
  1. Shop for nonperishable items online. ...
  2. Buy perishable foods in quantities you'll use. ...
  3. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season. ...
  4. Buy meat and cereals in bulk. ...
  5. Be an informed shopper. ...
  6. Limit your purchase of ready-prepared foods. ...
  7. Clip coupons with caution.
11 Nov 2020

What is the most common grocery item? ›

Soda. Believe it or not, soda tops almost every “most commonly purchased grocery store items” list out there. This could be due to the fact that soda is often on sale and placed in the front of the store to draw customers in, according to Home Steady.

How much food should I buy for a month? ›

If you're a single adult, depending on your age and sex (the USDA estimates are higher for men and lower for both women and men 71 and older), look to spend between $229 and $419 each month on groceries. For a two-adult household, the figure above will double: $458 to $838.

How much does a month of groceries cost? ›

For a low-cost budget for a family of four, you can plan on spending $234.10 a week or between $936.40 and $1,014 a month. Moderate-cost plan. For a moderate budget for a family of four, you would spend $291.50 a week for groceries or between $1,166 and $1,263.5 a month.

What is a master grocery list? ›

What is a Master Grocery List? A master grocery list is pretty much exactly what it sounds like… a list of food and household items that you frequently buy with space to write down additional items that you may need.

What should a grocery list include? ›

Make a Great Grocery List in Minutes
  • Bakery and Bread.
  • Meat and Seafood.
  • Pasta and Rice.
  • Oils, Sauces, Salad Dressings, and Condiments.
  • Cereals and Breakfast Foods.
  • Soups and Canned Goods.
  • Frozen Foods.
  • Dairy, Cheese, and Eggs.
27 Jul 2020

How can I maximize my grocery shopping? ›

The 12 Tips That Keep My Grocery Budget in Check
  1. Keep breakfast and lunch simple. ...
  2. Ditto for dinners. ...
  3. Skip or substitute pricey ingredients. ...
  4. Make a grocery list and stick to it. ...
  5. Don't buy things on sale that you wouldn't buy anyway. ...
  6. Don't go to the grocery store too often. ...
  7. Rethink your warehouse membership.
29 May 2019

What is the cheapest meal I can make? ›

Meals to Make When You Have No Money
  • 1.) Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. This one's a bit obvious, but PB&J is a classic staple and a REALLY simple meal. ...
  • 2.) Pasta and jarred sauce. ...
  • 3.) Bean and cheese burritos. ...
  • 4.) Pancakes/waffles. ...
  • 5.) Grilled cheese sandwiches. ...
  • 6.) Chili cheese dogs. ...
  • 7.) Sloppy Joes. ...
  • 8.) Goulash.
27 Oct 2021

What is the cheapest food to live off of? ›

July 18, 2022, at 12:14 p.m. Your wallet needs to go on a diet, but that's tough when food prices keep going up.
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Here's a shopping list of healthy but relatively cheap foods that you may want to consider putting in your shopping cart.
  • Apples.
  • Bananas.
  • Beans.
  • Brown rice.
  • Chicken.
  • Chuck roast.
  • Corn tortillas.
  • Eggs.

How do you eat when your broke? ›

Meal ideas: Oatmeal, oatmeal cookies and oatmeal bars are just a few budget-friendly ideas. You could also make oat bread or use oats in a homemade granola recipe, or even search the internet for some oat-based dinner recipes, like a broccoli cheddar oatmeal bake .

What is the most profitable item in a grocery store? ›

The items with the highest retail markup will bring in the most profit per item. But, if you only sell one or two of those items, it won't be very profitable.
...
Here are the Top 10 most marked-up items in a grocery store:
  • Prepared Foods.
  • Vitamins.
  • Bodycare.
  • Fresh coffee.
  • Reuseable shopping bags.
  • Cheese.
  • Deli meat.
  • Produce.

What is a popular US grocery store? ›

THE KROGER CO.

While Walmart, Amazon and Costco sell more grocery items, Kroger retains it's claim to being the largest supermarket chain in the country.

What should I sell in a general store? ›

General stores often sell staple food items such as milk and bread, and various household goods such as hardware and electrical supplies.

How much does it cost to feed one person for a month? ›

Annual Food Cost by State

The average food cost per month in California goes between $233 and $266.

How much should groceries cost for 1 person per week? ›

How much should groceries cost per week for one person? There's no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are some reference points. For adult males ages 19 to 50, a thrifty budget is ​$196.40​, a low-cost budget is ​$255​, a moderate plan is ​$318.60​ and a liberal budget is ​$390.40​.

How can I save on my grocery bill? ›

  1. Buy generic brands. Most stores offer generic brands for nearly any product. ...
  2. Avoid buying highly processed food. ...
  3. Stock up on sales. ...
  4. Buy cheaper cuts of meat. ...
  5. Replace meat with other proteins. ...
  6. Shop for produce that's in season. ...
  7. Buy frozen fruits and vegetables. ...
  8. Buy in bulk.
26 Jul 2022

What's the 50 30 20 budget rule? ›

The basic rule of thumb is to divide your monthly after-tax income into three spending categories: 50% for needs, 30% for wants and 20% for savings or paying off debt. By regularly keeping your expenses balanced across these main spending areas, you can put your money to work more efficiently.

How much should a 2 person household spend on groceries? ›

Feeding Two Adults

Here are the USDA weekly grocery spending guidelines for households with one adult female and one adult male: Thrifty: $119.40. Low-cost: $122.90. Moderate-cost: $152.30.

How much should groceries cost for 2 adults? ›

The average grocery budget for 2 (adults) would be around $350 per month, depending on the same factors. This figure can be reduced if the household consists of one adult and a child between the ages of 1-year-old and 11 years old.

What is a reverse grocery list? ›

Reverse grocery list: You mark an existing list with items you need that week in prep for your shopping trip. You mark items to buy every time you use up an ingredient or when you're meal planning. The shopping list is made weeks in advance with a quick scan before leaving for the store.

How do I plan my grocery list for the week? ›

Plan Your Weekly Meals
  1. See what you already have. Look in your freezer, cabinets, and refrigerator. ...
  2. Write down your meals. ...
  3. List out recipes to try. ...
  4. Think about your schedule. ...
  5. Plan to use leftovers. ...
  6. Make a grocery list. ...
  7. Build your shopping list as you go. ...
  8. Buy a combination of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items.

What is a healthy grocery list of foods? ›

Fruits: oranges, bananas, apples, grapefruit, lemons, blueberries, pineapple, and avocados. Proteins: eggs, fish, chicken, ground turkey, and tofu. Starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, potatoes, and winter squash. Grains and legumes: quinoa, oats, brown rice, dried black beans, buckwheat, red lentils, barley, and farro.

How can I cut my grocery bill in half? ›

How To Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half
  1. Buy from the bulk bins. iStock.com/diatrezor. ...
  2. Avoid frozen dinners. iStock.com/Lynne Mitchell. ...
  3. Avoid pre-cut fruits and vegetables. ...
  4. Be flexible with your ingredients. ...
  5. Buy frozen produce. ...
  6. Don't buy big name brands. ...
  7. Double check the price per unit. ...
  8. Eat more plant-based proteins.
22 Oct 2019

How can I live very cheap? ›

Here are 15 frugal tips to look like you're living large without overspending.
  1. Eliminate monthly subscriptions.
  2. Shop for new insurance.
  3. Reduce prescription costs.
  4. Buy used items.
  5. Rent, don't own.
  6. Purchase at the right time.
  7. Buy high-quality products.
  8. Enlist your friends.

Is eating out cheaper than eating at home? ›

Most of the average savings people are finding come from eating at fast food places. Higher-end sit-down restaurants will typically still cost more than at-home meals.

How do you start a grocery list? ›

Strategic Shopping Tips
  1. Create a “master” list of frequently purchased items. That way, you can quickly check off what you need on your next shopping trip.
  2. Don't overbuy. Check your fridge, freezer and pantry for items already on hand.
  3. Make a shopping list. ...
  4. Be efficient at the store. ...
  5. Shop smart online.
16 Mar 2022

How do I make a grocery list on my phone? ›

Create a new list
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Keep app .
  2. Next to "Take a note," tap New list .
  3. Add a title and items to your list.
  4. When you're done, tap Back .

How do I organize my grocery shopping list? ›

6 Expert Tips for a Well-Organized Grocery List
  1. Use last week's receipt. ...
  2. Maintain a database. ...
  3. Create a “plan of attack” ...
  4. Organize by your budget. ...
  5. Make sure you clearly designate your coupon items. ...
  6. Use visual aids as reminders.
22 Jan 2018

What is a master grocery list? ›

What is a Master Grocery List? A master grocery list is pretty much exactly what it sounds like… a list of food and household items that you frequently buy with space to write down additional items that you may need.

What is a healthy grocery list of foods? ›

Fruits: oranges, bananas, apples, grapefruit, lemons, blueberries, pineapple, and avocados. Proteins: eggs, fish, chicken, ground turkey, and tofu. Starchy vegetables: sweet potatoes, potatoes, and winter squash. Grains and legumes: quinoa, oats, brown rice, dried black beans, buckwheat, red lentils, barley, and farro.

How do I plan my weekly grocery list? ›

Plan Your Weekly Meals
  1. See what you already have. Look in your freezer, cabinets, and refrigerator. ...
  2. Write down your meals. ...
  3. List out recipes to try. ...
  4. Think about your schedule. ...
  5. Plan to use leftovers. ...
  6. Make a grocery list. ...
  7. Build your shopping list as you go. ...
  8. Buy a combination of fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items.

How do you put together a shopping list? ›

How to Make a Shopping List - YouTube

Does Google have a grocery list? ›

After its recent update, Google Shopping List and Google Home are fully integrated. This means you won't have to install any third-party apps to manage to grocery lists. Instead, you can create and manage them by speaking to your Google Assistant.

Is there a free grocery list app? ›

AnyList is the best way to create grocery shopping lists and collect and organize your recipes. Easily share a list with your spouse or roommates, for free.

Is there an app to make grocery list? ›

The best grocery list apps for Android and iOS
  • Apple Notes.
  • Google Keep.
  • Todoist.
  • Mealime.
  • Flipp.
  • Our Groceries.
  • AnyList.
  • Out of Milk.
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Can I make a shopping list on my phone? ›

You can ask your Google Assistant to make a shopping list. For example, you can say: "Hey Google, create a [store] shopping list" "Hey Google, create a list called [store] shopping"

Is shampoo a grocery item? ›

Where I live, soap in all forms, toilet paper, paper towels, all sorts of household cleaning products, toothpaste, shampoo, nonprescription drugs…all of these count as groceries - if and only if you buy them in a store whose main business is to sell food.

What is a reverse shopping list? ›

A reverse shopping list is, essentially, a list that shows everything you have in your pantry. You could extend that to other areas where you keep a stock of items, such as your freezer or fridge, but the point is to have a running list of all the ingredients you have on hand.

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