50 Cheap Foods to Buy to Save Money

Cheap Foods to Buy to Save Money

One of the first things you do when you decide to focus on your finances is to create a budget. After this step most of us find that there are areas where we need cut costs.

Food is one of those areas that you can’t eliminate. However, you might find that you need to stop eating out and cut down your grocery bill to fix your finances.

You can eat healthy and cut your grocery budget significantly by buying these 50 cheap foods.

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50 Cheap Foods to Cut Your Grocery Bill

Create your shopping list using the foods below. You’ll quickly learn that you can eat good and spend less money on food.

Make sure you make it to the end of the list. You’ll get a few recipes that you can make using the cheap foods on this list.

Proteins - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Proteins

1 – Ground Turkey

2 – Pinto Beans

3 – Black Beans

4 – Lentils

5 – Garbanzo Beans

6 – Eggs

7 – Almonds

8 – Chicken Thighs

9 – Chicken Legs

10 – Whole Chicken

11 – Canned Tuna

12 – Canned Salmon

13 – Canned Chicken

14 – Peanut Butter

15 – Ground Beef

Fruits and Vegetables - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Fruits & Vegatables

16 – Bananas

17 – Apples

18 – Pears

19 – Carrots

20 – Lettuce

21 – Cabbage

22 – Potatoes

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23 – Onions

24 – Garlic

25 – Kale

26 – Spinach

27 – Broccoli

28 – Canned Tomatoes

29 – Frozen Vegetables

Dry Goods and Whole Grains - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Dry Goods & Whole Grains

30 – Brown/White Rice

31 – Oats

32 – Whole Grain Pasta

33 – Quinoa

34 – Whole Wheat Flour

35 – Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

36 – Popcorn

37 – Grits

38 – Box Mac & Cheese

39 – Saltine crackers

40 – Cornmeal

41 – Sugar

Dairy and Milk - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Dairy

42 – Powdered Milk

43 – Whole Milk

44 – Yogurt

45 – Cottage Cheese

46 – Bulk Block Cheese

Salt, Pepper, and Seasonings - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Other Stuff

47 – Baking Soda

48 – Vinegar

49 – Salt/Pepper

50 – Other Seasonings (garlic salt, onion powder, etc.)

Cheap Recipes - Cheap Foods to Buy When you Need to Save Money

Cheap Recipes

A listing of cheap foods is nothing if you have no idea what to cook with it.

Right?

Here are a few cheap recipes to get you started. You’ll quickly see that you can save money and eat delicious meals.


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Leave a comment and share some of the cheap foods on your shopping list.

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10 Comments

  1. Oh wow! I never really thought of the cost of making my own food and how much I could save if I just put in the time to cook and think of healthy quick options to do. This is really motivating me to keep trying to cook more often!

    1. Author

      Hey Stephanie, its really amazing how much money you can save cooking your own food. Meal planning will also help if you are short on time.

  2. Perfect for weeknight dinners! I’m going to pin this to my Pinterest as well!

    1. Author

      Thanks Jennifer! Thanks for pinning. 🙂

  3. I love how you broke this up by food type. This is a great post to refer to when you want to eat healthy on a budget!

    1. Author

      Hey Taranjit, I’m glad you found the food sections helpful. It’s pretty cool that you can eat healthy on a tight budget.

  4. Thank you for providing recipes as well! Very good list, I’m definitely gonna try to make “Crock pot vegetable chili”

    1. Author

      You’re welcome Alyona. Enjoy that Veggi Chili. 🙂

  5. There are so many recipes using these simple ingredients. When the kids were little, these were staples in our pantry and freezer.

    1. Author

      You’re so right Tracy. There is so much you can do with the foods on this list.

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