Use smaller plates
Many studies have shown that we serve ourselves less when we eat off smaller plates. How does this make you thrifty? It just so happens that about 40 percent of food in the America goes to waste, according to endfoodwastenow.org. If you eat off a bigger plate and throw away the food you inevitably don’t eat, you’re wasting money. Buy a set of four small plates for less than $20 online and reap the thrifty benefits for months to come. Now learn the 13 healthy food swaps that also save you money.
Host a potluck
How much money do you spend eating out every month? More than you’d like to admit, we bet. If eating out is just a way for you and your friends to spend an evening together, invite them over for a potluck instead. Everyone spends a small amount of cash to make their dish, while still enjoying a full meal and making memories with friends.