When money and time are tight, many of us opt for the value menu instead of the grocery cart. According to the USDA, 50 cents of every dollar Americans spend on food is spent at a restaurant. Our own research shows that 73% of our clients buy cheaper, less healthy food to stretch their budgets.
But you don’t have to be rich to eat well. By getting back into the kitchen, you can improve your diet and save money at the same time.
Check out these seven tips for saving money and eating better. They include eating seasonally, joining a CSA, and making sure your pantry is stocked with versatile staples.