One of the things that I do to help save on the grocery bill is to periodically use up some of the things I have. It can be very easy to go shopping each week and buy all new food. The problem is that there is food already in my house that I fail to use. If I don’t use it up, it will eventually spoil.
This is something that should be done at least once a month. I try to do this for the last week of each month. Before the last week, I look through my refrigerator, freezer and pantry. I look for things in there that I could use for my meals for the week. In some cases I find that I barely need to buy anything for that week when it comes to groceries. I have enough food items to make great meals and this is something that is beneficial in more than one way.
The first benefit is that I waste less. If I use the food I have, it will not spoil and I will not have to throw it away. The second benefit is that I save money. It is nice to go grocery shopping and spend less than half of what I normally spend on groceries for the week.
You would be surprised by how many meals you can make with the food you already have. You may have to buy one or two things for each meal, but this beats having to buy every ingredient for the meal.