How to save money on food

People can be a bit iffy about discount supermarkets because they’ve got used to the more luxurious (and more expensive!) ones. But really it’s missing a trick not to go discount now when food prices are escalating. And there is no need to compromise on quality.

I used to dismiss the discount supermarkets, like Aldi and Lidl, because I couldn’t get everything I needed there but lately I’ve been trying much harder and am saving ridiculously large amounts of money each week and month by doing so.

There are still a handful of things that I have to go elsewhere for, such as the right flour for bread making, and I do like to get meat from the butchers, fish from the fish monger and veg from a market or greengrocer when possible (although I do get some veg from the supermarket), and I have milk delivered but I am now an avid convert to the more basic supermarkets – it’s a no-brainer!

Here’s a list of things that you can buy at Aldi or Lidl and not compromise on quality, while saving a mint!

  • Avocados
  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Coconut milk
  • Coffee
  • Cream
  • Creme fraiche
  • Curry paste
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Frozen fish
  • Frozen fruit
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Granola
  • Greek yoghurt
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Herbs and spices
  • Honey
  • Lemons
  • Maple syrup
  • Muesli
  • Naan breads
  • Noodles
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Organic milk
  • Organic red wine
  • Outdoor-bred bacon
  • Outdoor-bred pork sausages
  • Organic vegetables
  • Pancetta
  • Parma ham and other cured meats
  • Passata
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter – 100% nuts
  • Pesto
  • Porridge oats
  • Rice
  • Smoked and tinned fish
  • Sourdough bread
  • Tea
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned, pouch and dried beans, lentils and chickpeas
  • Tomato puree
  • Wholemeal wraps

Saving money and eating well

Other money-saving ideas are set out in our more detailed article here and include eating mostly vegetarian food, shopping to a plan and only buying what you have planned to eat and using quick and easy recipes to save fuel. Nuush plans do all this for you every week – more money saved, less waste, more health and a happier body and mind ❤️

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