Keep the numbers on your grocery bill from climbing with these money-saving tips.
Meat is a big-ticket item, so cutting back can lower your costs. Try vegetarian swaps such as canned white beans (rinsed and drained) in pasta sauce instead of ground beef, or black beans in place of part of the chicken in a stir-fry. Aim for at least one meat-free meal a day. When you do eat meat, try to decrease your portions by at least 25 percent.