I've always tried very hard to save money food shopping. Shopping the sales really does help. These are some new tips I haven't shared before and they're pretty good.
1. Download a budgeting app. It's a great way to track where your money is actually going.
2. Buy and freeze discounted produce and meat. The produce is great for smoothies. You can save 2 or 3 dollars on every meat purchase.
3. Stock up on sale items. My only caution here is to make sure you don't buy more than you will need over a 6 week period. Sale items rotate. There's nothing worse than finding last years meat in the back of the freezer.
4. Use a pick up or delivery service. It will save you time and money. You see how much you are spending as you shop. When the bill gets too high you can put something back on the virtual shelf.
5. Get the big box. If you are actually going to use whats inside over the next month or two you will save some money.
6. Grow your own herbs. Fresh basil, oregano and parsley are expensive in the produce department. Seeds are cheap add some water and the herbs come to you. Having a small vegetable garden will save you money too. It's a little more work but the fresh veggies are worth it.
7. Plan one or two meatless meals. My favorite meatless meal is eggs. Add cheese, peppers and onions. Whatever you like.
8. Cut the cheese yourself. Presliced cheese is much more expensive than blocks.
One more thing. Buy bone in meat and remove the bone yourself. I do this with chicken breast. This week I paid 79 cents a pound for bone in chicken breast. I cut off the bone and now I have six very nice chicken fillets for about 3 bucks. Bone in steaks are cheaper too.
Source: Pop Sugar.