For many people, buying groceries each week removes a large chunk of your budget.
That's why, any tricks to save money is especially useful.
Food author, blogger and photographer, Sally O'Neil, recently revealed the seven ways in which she reduced her grocery bill, and her main trick to getting a couple more days of life from her green vegetables.
Here, FEMAIL takes a look at what you can learn.
Food author, blogger and photographer, Sally O & # 39; Neil (pictured), recently revealed the seven ways she reduced her grocery bill
Eating seasonally is a great way to save some valuable dollars from your grocery bill; You can do it by doing some research and going to a farmers market (stock image)
1. Eat seasonally
Eating in season is an excellent way to save some valuable dollars from your grocery bill.
And find out what's in season by visiting the local farmers market or researching will pay big dividends on your bill.
In the spring, fruits such as oranges and pears and vegetables such as parsnips, onions and potatoes come into season.
Herbs and spices such as lemon grass, mint and oregano are also especially good and have a good value at this time.
"Did you know you can revitalize your vegetables by putting them in water for 10 to 20 minutes and then dry them?" Sally explained (her kitchen in the photo)
2. Store well
You may not think that storage has a big impact on your budget, but yes, because when the food is stored well, it will last longer and taste better.
"Did you know you can revitalize your vegetables by putting them in water for 10 to 20 minutes and then dry them?" Sally wrote in her blog.
This is a great way to get up to three more days of life from your vegetables.
"Keep those broccoli stems and leave that sweet potato skin," said Sally: eating mother's root can save you money (stock image)
3. Root to stop eating
Often, with vegetables, we waste valuable parts by not eating everything.
But eating the mother's roots is a great trend in the world of food, and Sally recommends you go aboard.
"Save those broccoli stems and leave that sweet potato skin," he explained.
Even if you do not like to eat them, they can be boiled for soups, stews and sauces.
Stick to a list, avoid visiting the supermarket when you're hungry and buying regular foods instead of superfoods will help you with a budget, said Sally (pictured)
4. Stick to a list
It's obvious, but sticking to a list in the supermarket can save you cash.
Sally explained that grocery stores are designed to confuse you and make you spend more money than you need.
So following a list and avoiding the supermarket when you're hungry can make a big difference.
5. Superfoods from Sayonara
In recent years, innumerable foods have been extolled as 'superfoods', which claim to do everything from improving our skin to helping with weight loss.
But Sally said that, in fact, although sometimes these foods can be good for us, just as often humble fruits and vegetables work just as well.
Broccoli, cauliflower and spinach are all superfoods, and they do not cost $ 20 per person.
The author of the food (in the picture) recommends that you eat ugly vegetables, since there is often very little wrong with them, and there is a 50% discount on the normal price
6. Eat the vegetable & # 39; ugly & # 39;
If you have ever gone through the "imperfect collection" section in Harris Farm or in the "strange" part of Woolies, then leave it.
"There are lots of really good products in these sections and they can be up to 50 percent above the normal price," Sally said.
Get in the habit of looking through these sections and you will often be surprised to discover that some vegetables do not even look so bad.
7. Buy in bulk
Finally, it is a story as old as time to save money, but buying in large quantities will eliminate the cash from the purchase invoice.
Sally recommends buying in bulk where you can, and preparing meals or freezing what you do not want to use instantly.
Previously, dietitian Lyndi Cohen (pictured), shared with FEMAIL how she can live healthily and spend only $ 50 per week on groceries
Previously, dietitian Lyndi Cohen shared with FEMAIL how she can live healthily and spend only $ 50 per week on groceries.
Lyndi Cohen's $ 50 health food store
* Red lentils – 375 grams – $ 2.30
* Brown rice – 1 kilogram – $ 2.30
* Carrots – 1 kilogram – $ 2.00
* Canned tomatoes x 4 – $ 2.80
* Greek yogurt – 1 kilogram – $ 5.00
* Minced meat – 1 kilogram – $ 7.00
* Whole wheat bread – One loaf of bread – $ 2.50
* Rolled oats – 750 grams – $ 1.10
* Milk – 2 liters – $ 3.00
* Eggs – A dozen – $ 6.00
* Mushrooms – 1 kilogram – $ 5.00
* Iceberg lettuce x 2 – $ 3.60
* Canned tuna x 2 – $ 2.00
* Cucumber x 1 – $ 1.00
* Apples – 1 kilogram – $ 3.00
* Chickpeas – 1 kilogram – $ 1.00
TOTAL: $ 49.60
"It's a total myth that a healthy diet costs a fortune," Lyndi told Daily Mail Australia. "Simple tricks will save you loads on your grocery bill, while helping you eat healthier."
Speaking of her shopping list, Lyndi said it all starts with pulses:
"Legumes are by far the healthiest and most profitable food," he said. & # 39; Chickpeas and red lentils are excellent things to include in your store.
"A packet of 375 grams of red lentils will delay $ 2.30, but with some herbs and spices and served with brown rice, the package will give me countless nutritious meals."
Lyndi said that brown rice is also a healthy and bright whole grain cereal that will help you stay full longer.
"Carrots are always on my shopping list because they are loaded with vitamin A and C, essential for healthy skin, hair and eyes," Lyndi added. "Short carrots in everything, from Bolognese to soups and grated in salads, is a cheap vegetable that travels the distance."
Other vegetables include canned tomatoes, mushrooms and iceberg lettuce.
Meanwhile, she will always complete a health food store with products such as eggs, milk, apples, Greek yogurt, tuna, oats and minced meat:
"One kilogram of ground beef will provide at least two meals for a family of four if you stretch it," Lyndi said.
"When I make minced meat, I add two chopped onions, 400 grams of mixed mushrooms and, often, I add shredded zucchini. By adding twice as many vegetables as meat, I'm stretching my grocery bill even more.