Grocery shopping on a budget

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If you're a foodie, you'd be surprised how much you can save by rethinking your grocery list – while staying fit and fab! Next time your fridge is empty, think about this:

Freeze, fam

Out-of-season food doesn't come cheap. Be clever about it and stock up during season. Between studies and hanging out with friends, no one's keen on too much effort. Fruits and veg are easy to slice, dice and freeze, and leftovers are awesome when you're running to the next partay. Freeze and defrost them for a quick meal on the go. 

Buy bulk

Be a budget kween at your local supermarket. Those pamphlets aren't just for when your puppy has an oops. Check them out for promos on your fave brands. Buy extra when you can – you'll be totes thankful the week before payday.

Rethink meat

Not hating on vegans, but some of us dig our meat. Give chicken thighs a go – they're generally cheaper than chicken breasts, and minced meat can stretch a meal for days.                                                                                                                                                         

Fill up when you're full

We've all been there. You've had a super busy day, and by the time you make it to the shops, you want to stuff your face with snacks and nibbles. Don't shop on an empty tummy. Make a shopping list and stick to that bad boy.

Convenience will cost you

Ever wonder why those 24-hour quick shops charge prices that make your eyes water? That's because they know you'll pay up if you're craving a choccy for tonight's GOT binge. Daytime shopping for the win!                                                                            

No name is no shame

Honestly. Food brands don't give you street cred. No-name brands get their stuff from the same suppliers as so-called posh stores. Don't be afraid to try a cheaper brand – your taste buds won't notice the difference.