February 19-26 is America Saves Week! This week is an annual opportunity to promote good financial savings and behavior! In honor of the week, you can take a few easy, and relatively painless, steps to save money on your food dollars at home. The money you save could be put into savings!
- Prevent food waste – Cut down on the amount of food you throw away! Instead, freeze your leftovers or use them in recipes for soups or casseroles. Also, remember to take your leftovers with you for lunch at the office. The cost of eating out every day can add up quickly!
- Plan ahead – Plan meals for the week using the foods you have on hand and according to grocery store specials. When possible, cook large batches and divide into portions to freeze for another time.
- Eat healthy – Cut down on your expensive ready-to-eat sweet and salty snacks! Instead, enjoy fruit, veggies (cut your own) and low-fat yogurt for nutritious snacks. Avoid soda, expensive energy drinks and coffee from the coffee shop. Brew your own coffee at home and drink more water to save money at the vending machine!
To find out more information about America Saves, visit americasavesweek.org.
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