With rising food prices, it’s getting harder to grocery shop without breaking the bank. Here are a list of tips on how to grocery shop on a budget so your stomach and wallet will thank you.
Due to the challenging weather caused by El Nino and the not-so-great Canadian dollar, food prices in Canada have been fluctuating like crazy. My grocery bill for the week is usually around $80-90 CDN for two, but over the last few months I’ve been noticing that our bill has been as high as $150! For a young couple who is trying to budget (aka save for our travel fund), seeing the prices skyrocket at the grocery store makes us rather eat out then deal with the burden of food shopping and cooking.
While I’m not one to cook every single one of our meals, eating-in gives us a certain level of control over the types of food we consume and ensuring we stick to a relatively clean and healthy diet. And even with rising food costs, eating out actually doesn’t end up being any cheaper.
What I fear is that as food prices continue to rise, people will turn to cheaper and less healthy alternatives. I’ve found us falling into that trap so in 2016 I set out to get our grocery bill down. Besides indulging in the occasional cauliflower, I’ve actually been able to decrease our grocery bill substantially and am hoping that the tips and tricks I’ve implemented can be helpful to some of you. Here are my recommendations for how to grocery shop on a budget and still keep up with a nutritious diet:
Prep your breakfast in 5 minutes or less with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats. Pop them in the fridge overnight for an easy, healthy and nutritious breakfast waiting for you in the morning.
I’m convinced that overnight oats are the gateway drug to healthy food. When I first started dabbling with the idea of cleaning up my diet, shifting my breakfast from fruit loops to oatmeal seemed like an easy-enough transition. And oatmeal that you don’t even have to cook? It was a no-brainer.
Over the years my morning oats have made quite the transformation. They started off pretty basic with just some bananas and nuts before I dove into some crazier flavors like this mocha version or this pumpkin spice latte version. Likewise, my overnight oats photo styling has seemed to have gotten a little fancier…Can you blame me?
But seeing as its THM’s birthday month, I wanted to pay an ode to the good ole’ days and take a walk down overnight oat memory lane. We’re getting back to the classics with these Banana Nut Overnight Oats.