7 Money-Saving Tips to Cut Your Grocery Food Bill By $30 a Week (Page 8)


7. Buy Dry Beans Instead of Canned Beans

Canned beans aren’t very expensive, but dry beans are almost free. Almost. Consider this: 1½ cups of dry beans costs only 34 cents and, once cooked, yields approximately the amount in two 15-ounce cans. Of course, you would never cook just 1/2 cup of beans, but if you buy them in bulk and cook a larger amount (on the stove or in your slow cooker), you can freeze what you don’t need right away in small portions or one large portion, depending on your future use. Then the next time you need to cook with beans, you can just reach into your freezer instead of reaching for a can.
Money Saved: $1.25

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