Making "Modular Meals," Planning A "Pantry Night" And 56 Other Genuinely Useful Tips For Stretching Your Grocery Budget As Far As Humanly Possible
"I first learned this from Alton Brown: You can take pretty much any savory item or ingredient — fresh or leftover — and turn it into this delicious meal."
A few days ago, I was walking through my local farmer's market and saw a sign for a dozen eggs: $9!!!! This was a rude awakening, and unfortunately, just a reminder of how expensive groceries are becoming. Food prices and the cost of eating out at restaurants are skyrocketing, which is why I'm trying to save money on grocery shopping and make the most of the ingredients I have.
So I rounded up a bunch of tips and words of wisdom from the BuzzFeed Community. Here's how home cooks have been saving money on groceries, extending the life of their ingredients, and repurposing leftovers into new and exciting meals.
Oh, and just FYI: Some responses have been edited for length and clarity.