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Tip Jar Advice On How To Save On Food

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This morning I found Tip Jar community online, which is powered by Google and offers parents and individuals tips on how to save money on food, kids, family and shopping. It also provides money saving tips in other categories ranging from finance to travel. Some of the tips that I saw on Tip Jar related food were actually very healthy.


For example, one tip says drink water instead of buying soda drinks. Here we have an obvious healthy tip from Tip Jar that also saves money. Zen Habits writes. ""Drink water. Often we drink lots of calories through sodas, coffee, alcohol, juices, tea, etc. And that costs a lot too. Drink water, save money, save calories. Here are some tips for forming the water habit." Apparently if you drink a big glass of water before each meal, you won’t eat as much, saving on the food bill.

Here is another good tip from Tip Jar that not only saves money, but also may fight obesity. This tip is from choosetosave.org and says "don’t grocery shop on an empty stomach or you may end up buying more than you need."

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I read several tips at Tip Jar about the health and financial benefits of eating breakfast. "Eat breakfast. Eating a healthy breakfast fills you up with energy for the day and also decreases your desire to eat a big lunch in the middle of the day. Not only that, breakfast can be very healthy, quick, and inexpensive."

Another good tip is about eating out less. "Eat out less. The average person spends well over $2,000 a year on eating out. Restaurants are expensive, including fast-food. It’s much cheaper to cook your own food," writes again Zen Habits. Indeed, instead of eating out, parents are encouraged to buy healthy food and make home cooking a fun event for children. I do involve my children in cooking and encourage them to participate in the process. Not only I save on restaurants (nothing wrong against healthy restaurants), but also develope healthy eating habits in them, teaching how to cook vegetables and follow good diet habits.

Written by Armen Hareyan
Materials from Tip Jar are used in this report.
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