Save Money by Eating at Home

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2015

One great way to save money is by eating at home rather than out. Preparing our own meals is far more affordable than dining out, and there are plenty of meals that are quick and easy to prepare by yourself or as a family. Preparing meals as a family has an added bonus; doing so builds bonds that will last a lifetime.

Preparing food at home to save money 

Get started preparing food at home

  • Prepare a large salad every few days to keep in the refrigerator. Lettuces, baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, and sliced cucumber make a great salad starter. Add one or two other elements each night after dishing it up, such as strawberry slices or raw broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Keep easy to prepare ingredients on hand.
  • Have a meal preparation day scheduled once or twice a week.
  • Invest in a few crock pots and fill them with different things to use throughout the week. Pasta sauce, chili, and baked beans, for instance.
  • Keep sandwich makings together in one place in your refrigerator. Your salad would make a great addition to any sandwich.
  • Keep fresh fruit in a bowl on the sideboard for easy snacking, and to add a quick element to any meal.
  • Cut up carrots, celery, and other vegetables to have on hand as well. Keep them separated into serving size portions so you can easily throw them into a lunch sack.

How do you prepare for a week without take-out?

Let us know in the comments, or email me personally at shannonlbuck@gmail.com. You may be interested in my eCookBooks Main Meal Magic, Beverages on a Budget, Fabulously Frugal Fruits and Very Frugal Vegetables.

Shannon

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.

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