There are many different smart shopping tips. Here are some basic things you need to do in order to spend your money wisely, and not go splurging on items that are not healthy for you.
The first big thing you should never do is shop when you are hungry. People who are hungry shoppers tend to spend more money on junk food, rather than making healthy food choices. Hunger also makes you want to shop faster, in order to get our of there and get something to eat, and those that shop fast have a tendency to pick up the first thing they see, regardless of price.
If you really want to save a lot of money shopping for groceries, buy a vacuum sealing system, especially if you have a family. Buying meat in bulk is not only cheaper, but in can be better for you. For an example, let’s say that you are shopping for pork chops. Even family packs can have a lot of fat on the individual pieces, butchers are more likely to take poorer cuts of meat and cut them up. If you find chops that are thick or don’t have a lot of fat, they tend to be much more expensive, and are not available in family sizes.
If you have a vacuum sealer, you can buy full pork loins, which tend to be much leaner, and less expensive, and have the butcher cut these up into chops for you. You can ask them to cut them into just about any thickness you desire, and most quality food stores will do this for free. Let’s say you buy a pork loin that is sixteen inches long and costs $22. Having it cut into ½” pork chops, you are going to get about thirty pork chops out of that. If you purchase these same chops already cut up, it would cost you twice, if not three times as much.