Groceries are usually a major household expense and probably the easiest to reduce. Here are a few strategies I’ve been using: order for pickup on an app at a cheap store (like Aldi or Walmart). That way you can see what it costs before you pickup. If you’re over budget see what you can cut. fill in anything you can’t get from a different grocery store (or produce if you’re afraid it won’t be great). Go there FIRST. Check staples to see if they are cheaper and if they are, buy them there. Subtract that purchase from your budget. That’s what you have left to spend at the other grocery store. Limit meat and stretch it. For example, add rice or beans to burritos to make meat go farther. Plan a few easy meals for when you’re tired so you don’t resort to fast food. Breakfast for dinner! Check out depression era meals. My family LOVES “poor man’s dinner” (potatoes, hot dogs and onions and peppers ). Good luck! Inflation is rough.