Going grocery shopping can be a hassle, especially when you have a whole load of things you need to buy and a limited budget to do so. Having a list and sticking to it may be helpful. Do you know what’s also helpful? Entirely avoiding certain items on that list.
Some may include unexpected and unhealthy ingredients while others are significantly more expensive at the supermarket than at dollar stores or than to make at home. Click through to find out what you need to cross off your supermarket shopping list.
Bottled coffee & tea
When you’re in a hurry, pre-bottled coffee or tea seems like the perfect option. But at a closer look, you will see they’re not really that perfect.
For one, a Starbuck’s Bottled Frappuccino usually found in supermarkets includes 8 teaspoons of sugar while an AriZona Iced Tea contains 6 teaspoons of sugar. Secondly, such products are also more expensive than their coffeeshop counterparts.
Try: Brew your own coffee or prepare double-strength tea. You can store them in your fridge for almost a week and serve them with cream or sugar whenever you want.