How to eat well on a budget
Gluten-free frittata made with free-range eggs, or that top in the window? You don’t need to do the student diet to fund a decent lifestyle. WH&F’s savvy shoppers spill their secrets for eating well on the cheap.
1. Make a list
Plan your meals and snacks for the week and shop armed with a comprehensive shopping list that will guard against impulse.
2. Make friends with the greengrocer
Make friends with your local greengrocer and make a beeline for farmers’ markets – they’re often cheaper than supermarkets for fruit ‘n veg.
3. Look high and low for bargains
Look for items on shelves below or above eye level, as that’s where the bargains live.
4. Compare per 100g
Use cost per 100g to compare products and not cost per item, especially when buying in bulk.
5. Shop online
Monitor online food stores for deals and shop when the bargain cycle peaks. Groceryrun.com has great specials and will save you in petrol, too.