A simple cheap budget and very much nutritious.
It’s time for the semester to start. You’re in college. Food needs to be cheap at a very low price. You can’t afford the high price of groceries every day, However, you don’t want to start eating out at fast foods so you plan a small list, you plan a grocery list. But where could you go for sales? Do you know what to get? Are you very much prepared to cook? well, here’s some ideas where to shop:
Grocery Shopping Stores. Many college students have a difficult time figuring out where to shop. Try small food stores such as dollar tree, general dollar for spices and grains. When seasons change try the farmers markets which provide fresh meats and cheap fruits , vegetables. Look for sale prices at major stores such as Kroger’s, Publix which always have buy 1, get 1 free sale.
Watch for sales. Meat can be very costly per pound, especially any type of fish or steak. Watch for sales, stock with buy 1, get 1 free sales. Try different types of proteins, dairy and whole grains. Add different type of spices and try different recipes. Stocking up as much as your space will allow, reduces the amount of time you will need to do for the next month. You will save money if you stick with a budget and by finding sales.
What to Get
For fruit, try apples, strawberries, grapes or canned fruit. For starches, try noodles, rice, potatoes, oatmeal, fruits and other hot cereals. For vegetables, carrots, broccoli, green beans are great picks. Try milk, cheese and yogurt for dairy. For protein, fresh eggs, peanut butter and canned beans are good choices. Don’t forget your basic spices garlic powder, pepper, curry, ginger and salt.
Many college student do not like to cook at all. Cooking can be difficult to them, especially in dormitory living. Learn what can be cooked in a microwave- such as t.v. dinners, noodles or any type of frozen dinners. Most dormitory rooms are very small so a toaster oven, a conventional microwave could fit in the kitchen. A great time saver is storing left overs and cooking one meal at a time.
Published in: Home