I moved to OZ over a year ago now and was stunned by the expensive grocery at Woolys and Coles... After some times I finally convinced my partner to try Aldi (as I knew it already from Austria)... and wow did we started saving! Yes they don't have everything but what they have is cheap! Also have a look for weekly specials such as gardening things, electronics, gifts and home ware!
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I used to think that Aldi's was only full of super processed junk food. However, I have found my favorite things there like hummus, light cheese sticks, produce, low sodium/sugar canned fruit and soups. While there are certainly temptations if you are looking to lose weight and save money Aldi's can't be beat!
If you are lucky enough to have an Aldi supermarket near you, why shop at a bigger named supermarket? The items at Aldi are the same if not better quality as "Kraft,Post,ect" the only difference is the packaging it comes in. I find myself wondering other stores for hours b/c of sticker shock. 435 Just make sure you bring your own shopping bags and a quarter for a cart (saves you money)
Learning to can and preserve your own food does more than save you money. Many of the products on the market like canned tomatoes, beans, and fruits are canned in cans that have a lining that may be harmful to your health and can cause cancer. By canning your own food you save money and your health. Need help getting started? Go online, the library, or even your local cooperative extension has advice. You don't have to start out with pressure canning. (continued in more information)
Try water bath canning for fruits, tomatoes, an pickled vegetables.
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