Well…. This is my very first blog about food! So I thought I would give you a little except from the e-book that I am writing. It is titled, “How to save up to $100 on your weekly food” (or maybe even more) If you have a better title please let me know I’d love the help!

“Now that you have cleaned out everything and used up all your excess food and you have a plan in place, you need to stick to a food budget. Everyone’s budget is different depending on how much you eat out, get takeaway and cook at home. Takeaway is wonderful when you are busy and don’t feel like cooking, but it can get very, very expensive, especially if you have a big family. When I was a kid, takeaway was for special occasions, birthdays and very special treats. Nowadays families can eat out or grab takeaway up to 3 or 4 times a week. If you cook at home you ARE going to save money. It’s not hard, and if you are organised and use your freezer well, you can have quick cheap and delicious meals ready in a flash.

Your food budget must include everything you spend during the week on food, including coffee and work lunches as well as any takeaways. You might need to sit down and really work it out, or have a week where you write down everything you spend on food and drink during the week to get and accurate idea of how much money you really spend. A $5 coffee every work day is $25 a week that is $100 a month just on coffee! It all adds up very quickly.”

Most of us don’t really know how much money we really spend on food and incidental items outside of our weekly shopping. So if you are struggling to make ends meet or you just need to save some extra money for something important, spend a week where you write down everything you spend on food or just keep ALL your receipts for a week and tally them up at the end of the week and see. Remember, if you have a partner they need to do the same thing as well.

In the coming weeks, I will be posting lots of great recipes and tips to save money on your weekly food bill.  If you think this is something you would like, you can subscribe to this blog, subscribe you my You Tube Channel Click HERE for the link. I’m also on Pinterest under “savemoneyonfood” Click HERE for the link and enjoy saving money by eating well and cooking wonderful food!