1. Forget the shopping cart. Pick up a shopping basket to help you stay on track and just get the minimum items you need.
2. Looking for a protein for your dinner meal? Skip the pricey cuts of meat and poultry, and choose a whole roasted chicken, or better yet, make a dinner with eggs as your protein! They are cheap, versatile and a great source of protein as well as vitamins A and D.
3. Bring a list and stick to it. Definitely not any new advice here, but very important to follow this rule. Why? Shoppers that spend 30 minutes or more wandering around the grocery aisles tend to spend much more than they had originally planned to. And leave with more things han they really need.
Get in and get out. Quickly.
4. Always check your basket/cart before heading to the check out. Try to pick one item that is in your shopping basket that you can do without and put it back! This will help keep your impulse purchases in check.
5. Sales on healthy staple items like beans, soup, whole-grain cereals and frozen vegetables are a good thing usually. If you can, stock up on extra of these kinds of healthy foods whenever you find them on sale.
6. If you prefer to buy organic, but can't always afford the extra price for organic fruits and vegetables, remember thin skinned fruits will generally absorb more chemicals. So spend more for the organic fruits and veggies such as peppers and apples, Then you can save some money by buying non organic thick-skinned produce, such as oranges and bananas, since you peel it anyway.
Source: Yahoo Health