Cooking meals at home can save you a LOT of money.
It can cost up to 6 times more to eat out at a restaurant or use pre-packaged convenience meals than it does to create your own meals. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your food budget:
Go to the produce section—Fruits and vegetables tend to be cheaper when they’re in season, because they don’t have to be shipped as far, and there is an abundant supply.
Late Winter-Early Spring: Green leafy vegetables, green peas, cabbages and broccoli
Summer: Berries, grapes, melons, tomatoes, peppers, okra, yellow squash and zucchini
Fall-Early Winter: Apples, pears, winter squash, oranges, tangerines and grapefruit