Allison Schaaf helps reframe how we look at food costs rising. There are things you can do to reduce grocery costs, but quality is important.
In part two of this series on grocery budget, Prep Dish founder Allison Schaaf talks about how to reframe how you think about food costs rising.
While rising food costs are concerning for many, it helps to remember your why for buying high quality food. Health, enjoyment, family time – whatever your reason, keep it in mind.
Buying high quality food is an investment in your health. Health conditions can be very costly so if you can take steps today to help avoid future health problems, it is a worthwhile investment.
There are ways to keep costs down without skimping on quality. Using everything you purchase and not being wasteful with the food you purchase are excellent steps to take.
Processed foods, restaurant meals, and even meal kits have to take costs into account which means they’re going to fill those meals with cheaper foods. At home, you can choose to have a vegetable-heavy plate. That might cost a little more but if it’s important to you, it’s worth it.
Reflect on your overall household budget. Keep in perspective how much of a difference a few extra dollars a week on groceries will make in your overall budget.
Do you need to go to multiple stores to comparison shop every week or can you just look once and make an overall decision?
You don’t need to have an underlying guilt about your food purchases. Know that you’re making an investment in your health and it is worthwhile.
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