As the cost of food (and gas, as well as other essentials) continues to rise, many families are being forced to stretch their budgets to meet their basic needs. As families struggle to combat the rising price of groceries, there are many simple things we can do to cut down on our food costs without subsisting on ramen and crackers. If you are reading this, it's likely that you are already aware of clipping coupons and checking the newspaper for grocery store ads to see what is on sale that week. So, I'm hoping that this article will give you some additional ideas for lowering food costs while maintaining, or improving, your family's health.
Five Tips to Combat the Rising Cost of Food:
- Buy in bulk.
- Make affordable, healthy brown rice a staple in your diet.
- Switch to dry beans.
- Give up a bit of convenience.
- Avoid bottled water (all of which is seriously overpriced -- not to mention the wasteful packaging).
Read the full article to learn more about each of these tips.