Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.
Only buy the meats you need
You don't have to buy every meat available.
Buying the meat you need will save you money, but it's not just about how much money you're saving. You'll also be able to enjoy your meals more if you focus on only buying what feels right for you. Maybe it's chicken thighs and ground beef for dinner one night, and fish with a side of asparagus or broccoli another night—whatever works! Remember that there are many options out there when it comes to keto-friendly meals and snacks; they don't all have to include meat!
If something sounds delicious but expensive at first glance (like grass-fed burgers), wait until the price drops or try using coupons before purchasing anything online or in store. This way, if the product doesn't live up to its initial hype after trying it once or twice then no harm done!
Shop at wholesale clubs
- You can buy in bulk and freeze the leftovers.
- Buy items in bulk and not use them all at once. For example, you could buy a huge pack of chicken breasts or ground turkey, then divide it into smaller portions to keep in the freezer so they’re ready to use when you need them.
- Buy items in bulk and share it with friends (or family). If someone is trying keto with you, ask if they want to split an order with you so that there’s no waste or overordering on either side. If a friend wants to try keto but doesn’t have much room for groceries at home, offer to split an order with him or her! This is especially helpful if he or she lives far away from a grocery store—you can have the food shipped directly to their door!
- Buy items in bulk that are relatively inexpensive anyway (like nuts) and then add them yourself next time you make something like cheesecake brownies or chocolate chip cookies so that everyone gets what they want without breaking the bank (or being wasteful).
Buy things in bulk and freeze them
- Buy in bulk and freeze it
- Buy in bulk, cook it, and freeze it
- Buy in bulk, cook it, freeze it, then eat some of the food later
Eat less steak, more chicken
A lot of people think that keto is all about eating steak, but the truth is that chicken is a much cheaper option. Not only will you save money on your grocery bill if you choose chicken over beef, but it's also more versatile. You can cook a whole bunch of things with chicken and still be following the ketogenic diet (like soups or stir fries).
Chicken is also healthier than steak, which means that once you've paid for your food in the long-run, it'll actually be cheaper than buying an equivalent amount of beef (because eating healthier costs less money). Finally, there's another good reason to buy more chicken: they're more environmentally friendly!
Grow your own produce
One of the best ways to save money while on keto is to grow your own produce. If you live in an apartment or have a small yard, you can still grow some of your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a few pots, soil, seeds and water!
Many people have started growing their own fruits as well. While it does take time and energy (and maybe even a little patience), growing fruit can save you lots of money by allowing you to eat fresh fruit year-round!
Saving money on a keto diet can be easier than it seems.
There are a few ways you can save money on your keto diet.
For one, don't buy items you don't need. When going to the grocery store or shopping online, do not impulse buy snacks or foods that aren't on your meal plan. This is especially important if you have a weakness for certain brands and flavors of food—if those foods are off-limits for your diet, then avoid them altogether! You may think it will be hard to stick to this rule forever, but trust us when we tell you it gets easier as time goes by because eventually all those delicious taste buds will be trained to crave only what's good for them (i.e., cauliflower pizza crust).
Secondly and most importantly: shop at wholesale clubs like Costco! With these types of stores selling bulk quantities at lower prices than traditional grocery stores offer individually wrapped products sold in similar quantities, buying in bulk can save plenty of money over time without sacrificing quality or nutrition value either (this is especially true when buying organic produce). Another plus side? Many people find shopping at clubs extremely satisfying since they tend provide more space than usual stores do so it feels less crowded and chaotic while still feeling organized enough -- perfect after hitting up all those holiday parties last week!
There you have it, folks. Now that you know how to save money on keto, you can make your way to the grocery store with confidence and start stocking up on all of your favorite foods!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Shanon Sandquist