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Having good food every day helps the whole family keep their bodies and minds strong. Eating healthy food doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does require planning and preparation.

If you plan out your meals and snacks, you can use similar vegetables and other ingredients to make sure you don’t waste any food.  Prepare meals and snacks at home to save money instead of buying food when you're out.

The following tips will help you get the most out of your food budget:

Shopping on a budget

The Australian government has a free app that helps track your spending, which you can use to work out ways to cut back and reduce your costs. See here for more details.

Other money saving tips:

  • Grow your own herbs and vegetables. They taste better and save money on the weekly shop
  • Use re-fillable water bottles, and save money on buying drinks

Find out more about budgeting and making the most of your food using the links below:

[Source: Australian Securities and Investments Commission – Money smart]