Grocery shopping is a weekly chore that, well, seems to be doing more of the eating these days: Packaged foods and fresh vegetables and meats are eating up your paycheck while leaving your basket half empty. Groceries are getting more expensive, and because paychecks don’t seem to be increasing, it’s time to learn how to save by employing some simple tips and tricks — without the hassle of clipping coupons.
Lifestyle and entertaining expert Mindy Kobrin tells us that "It’s easy to shop for food, but it’s very hard to shop smart, and it’s even harder to shop with inspiration." Even with aisles full of gorgeous packaging and colors, she notes, "the true inspiration comes when you enter your grocer with knowledge on your side on what to buy, when to buy it, and how to savor it in more ways than one."
Kobrin has put together 10 tips to help you save and become a smarter shopper. With her guidance, you can buy healthy foods for nutritious and satisfying meals without breaking the bank. Follow her tips to beat your budget, save on coupon-clipping time, and fill your basket to the brim with smart choices.
For more about Kobrin and her tips, visit her website.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.