Buying groceries doesn’t have to be so expensive… and neither does buying more nutritious foods…
Here’s the best way to save money on groceries as a digital nomad.
With the rising prices of groceries, it sometimes feels like we have to choose between eating healthy, and paying rent…
Luckily, I’ve discovered a few different ways that help me find some cheaper alternatives wherever I am in the world, and I want to share it with you so you can live a healthy lifestyle, too, all while living as a nomad! Here are 4 tips how I, as a digital nomad, save money on groceries around the world. ✅
Number 1️⃣:If you have some extra time, buy your fruits and vegetables whole.
Although pre-cut produce is quick and easy, it tends to be on the pricier side. You can save a lot of money by cutting up your own produce! This is the same in every country I’ve been to so far; sometimes it’s only a few cents difference, but sometimes it’s a few Euros or dollars difference. If you have the time, compare the prices, and see what’s best for you: saving time, or saving a bit of money.
Number 2️⃣: Buy frozen produce instead of fresh.
Contrary to popular belief, frozen fruit and vegetables are just as nutritious as their fresh counterparts! (See my other blog here). And better yet, frozen is also generally a lot cheaper than fresh. And, if you’re still not convinced, frozen fruit and vegetables are usually pre-cut, as well!
Number 3️⃣: Buy discounted foods.
Lots of times, grocery stores have monthly discounts, or discounts on foods that are close to their expiration date. As long as you plan to eat the foods before they expire/spoil, this is a great way to save a lot of money. Check the date, and add to cart. Easy!✅
Number 4️⃣: Make a grocery list.
Making a grocery list helps you so you don’t go into the store not knowing what you’re going to get. Grocery stores are set up in a way where it’s (too) easy for us to buy things that we don’t really need. If you have a pre-made list, you’ll be less likely to spend your hard-earned money on foods you don’t want/need. We use the Bring! app to create our grocery lists. It’s nice to use because we don’t have to worry about forgetting our list at home, and, it’s free! Check it out here.