299: Food Spending Eating Away at Your FI Plans? Here's How to Eat for Cheap
Budget meals, cheap eats, and deliciously discounted recipes are all in this episode of the BiggerPockets Money Podcast. As many of you financial freedom chasers know, one of the biggest monthly expenses on your budget tends to be food costs. Whether that be going out or grocery shopping to feed yourself, your spouse, your kids, and anyone else in your family— eating well isn’t cheap…or so most people think.
Beth Moncel is here to tell you that the preconceived notion of good food = expensive food, isn’t exactly right. Beth started her blog, Budget Bytes, over a decade ago during the great recession, when many families struggled to put food on the table. With a degree in nutrition, Beth knew that she could scientifically design recipes that not only filled up her family but helped her do so on a budget.
If you’re constantly going over your food budget, this is the episode to listen to. Beth gives a masterclass on food budget savers vs. sinkers, pantry staples and go-to recipes, meal planning, eating out, and whether or not you should shop on an empty stomach. Prepare to upgrade your dinner time while keeping more cash in your pocket!
In This Episode We Cover
Common mistakes budgeters make when trying to plan weekly meals
The biggest budget busters you’ll find in your local grocery store and what to buy instead
Beth’s go-to recipes that also act as pantry clean-out meals for less food waste
Meal planning and how to start with simple, filling recipes you won’t get tired of
Shopping without coupons and why the best ingredients are often the cheapest
Calculating the exact cost of your meals and tweaking recipes for frugal shoppers
And So Much More!
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