7. Make it yourself.
“We’re being convinced that we don’t have time to cook for ourselves anymore,” says Salsbury.
But convenience foods, even familiar kinds like dry cereal or canned soup, eat up your budget.
Buy quick-cooking oatmeal instead and add some jam or (real) maple syrup for flavor.
Throwing your own mix of beans together to make a bean soup is cheaper than cans and doesn’t take that long, says Salsbury.