If you want to take care of your budget, you should consider some tips:
First tip: Stick to simple recipes using good-for-you staples like potatoes, rice or whole-wheat pasta, and use fresh ingredients like lettuce and greens. If you don’t eat meat, sausage and fish, you need to make sure you have good iron. Legumes such as lentils, beans, and chickpeas are a healthy, wholesome, and most importantly, inexpensive alternative to animal sources of iron. Important: combine legumes with foods rich in vitamin C, such as peppers, to improve iron absorption.
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Second tip: Buy seasonally. For example, most types of cabbage, especially kale, but also squash and carrots are good choices during the winter months. Alternatively, frozen vegetables are a healthy and often cheaper alternative to fresh vegetables. They are frozen fresh from the harvest and therefore contain as many vitamins as their fresh counterparts.
Third tip: Instead of shopping several times a week, it is better to make one big purchase. Because with every purchase, so-called indulgences such as chocolate, gummies or ice creams usually end up in the shopping cart or trolley.
Fourth tip: Even those who are bored and shopping with a shopping list save money and time.
Fifth tip: Use advertising brochures or find out what’s on offer on supermarket and discounter websites. But even without an offer, you can save: In particular, food from the brands of Rewe, Edeka, Aldi, Kaufland, Lidl and Co. are usually significantly and permanently cheaper than the corresponding brand products.
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