Tips for Eating on a Budget

Tips for Eating on a Budget


Less Food Waste

  • Make the most of what you have – before going to the store
  • Shop in your pantry
  • Frozen, canned and packaged/pouched seafood/vegetables


  • Join a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) lower cost for local produce
  • Check out services that deliver imperfect produce from farms (up to 30% off)


  • International Grocery stores
  • Short shelf life stores – Ex: Aldi and Trader Joes
  • Try store brands
  • Shop with a list

At Home

  • Freeze foods that are close to expiring
  • Grow easy herbs like basil, mint, parsley and cilantro
  • Make your own salad dressings

On the plate

  • Meal plan!!! – including freezer meals and leftovers
  • Eat smaller portions