Before I go any further, I need to say this first: I recognize that buying ethically-raised animal products is not something that most people choose to do (or in many cases are even able to do), and that’s perfectly fine with me. I am not a die-hard animal rights activist, nor do I ever plan to become one. It’s not an issue of primary importance to me, and I have zero desire to alienate people based on which type of animal products they choose to buy.
One of the biggest barriers to eating well on a budget is the “tiredness factor”. Sometimes (often), I come home from work so tired that all I want to do is sit on the couch with Jeremy and watch Netflix or read a book. Chopping, prepping, stirring, and heating all sound nearly impossible to me on those days. Jeremy is super sweet and always willing to help out, but I know that he’s exhausted on those days, too!
I want to share a really practical post about the top six strategies I use to save money on food every week. Each strategy individually saves a significant amount of money over the course of a year. Put together, they will take a big chunk out of your grocery bill every single week! Some of them are straightforward, but a few of them might surprise you! I discovered and honed all of them by trial and error so you don't have to.