Save on Groceries with These Two Easy Tips

Learn how to cut down your grocery bill without sacrificing flavor.

With the high cost of groceries, it can often feel overwhelming to put together a nutritious meal on a budget. But with a little advance preparation and creativity, you can keep your costs low and enjoy delicious meals. Here are two easy ways to help reduce grocery costs, using the Season app: 

  1. Build a meal plan or menu around ingredients that you already have. Do a quick inventory of your freezer and pantry. Then search for Season recipes using those ingredients to find meals that you’ll only need a few more ingredients to make. Here’s an example of how to use the search bar for this purpose:

  1. Choose multiple recipes that have several overlapping ingredients, especially items that are more perishable or tend to leave leftovers. Pick different recipes that use ingredients like fresh herbs, salad greens, fresh fruit, and berries to minimize cost and waste. 

Here are some examples of recipes with overlapping common ingredients: 

Roasted Salmon with Orange-Ginger Bulgur and Herby Yogurt

Shrimp Salad-Stuffed Avocado

Chopped Green Goddess Salad

Yogurt, cilantro, and scallions are used across all three recipes, while olive oil, salt, ginger, cumin, spinach, and avocado are used in more than one of the recipes.

You could also try this recipe set for breakfast or lunch:

French Scrambled Eggs with Garlic Toast

Roasted Asparagus Frittata with Peas and Herbs

Roasted Pepper “Sabich” Pita

Parsley, eggs, olive oil, and salt are used across all three recipes, while shallot, garlic, lemon, tomatoes, and whole wheat bread are used in more than one of the recipes. 

Try one of these tips next time you choose recipes for the week. What are some common ingredients you use in a lot of recipes, or would like to use more of? We’d love to hear from you! Tell us at Happy cooking!