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IN Lifestyle ON 01 Oct, 2016
Grocery shopping is the one thing people "need" to do. It's not something that one gets excited about or enjoys. If money is not your concern, then there is something less to worry about. Everybody loves a little bit extra money. Don't get all excited about it, nobody is going to give you free money. I am talking about a lot of money savings to reduce grocery bills. Some of the most simple guides and tricks related to buying, keeping and maintaining grocery can pay you off in the long run.
Let's get started.
Buy the fruits and vegetables when they are in season. This way they would be less expensive for you.
Bulk buying saves your money in long run and facilitates in availing ongoing offers.
Grains can be tricky to cook properly. But when you learn to do it, it becomes a piece of cake.
"Best by" and "Sell by" dates are just a caution. Don't throw away perfectly good food just because the label says so. A little bit knowledge about what foods you can still consume can be helpful.
Produce needs to be handled with utmost care. You should be well aware of the do's and don'ts.
Storing the meats into proper places in freezer or refrigerator can keep it safe.
Storing root vegetables in sand can preserve them for very long time.
Storing garlic, onions and shallots can be kept safe in paper bags. Don't forget to label them.
Buying in bulk saves money but you got to take care of stuff using freezer.
If you portion out your meats before freezing them, you can take out only the desired quantity, as and when required.
Baby food can be really expensive. For a healthy, inexpensive alternative, puree your own food and freeze it in ice cube trays.
Spinach and greens can be frozen. You can keep them whole or pre-puree it.
Herbs or green onions can be frozen, storing them in an empty bottle.
Wrap your celery in an Aluminium foil and store it in a freezer.
The right way to tell if your avocado is ripe.
Unlike plastic, glass jars are reusable and don't get smelly.
Green onion, lettuce, and celery grow well in water.
Whipping butter with water makes it easier to spread and last longer.
Freeze the milk with some crushed Oreos for amazing iced coffee.