Category: Save Money

Groceries

Four Tips to Reduce Your Grocery Bill

27 October, 2021 No Comments

To reduce your grocery bill there are 4 fairly simple and helpful tactics that you can follow which can be summed up in one simple sentence: 1. Plan, 2. Take advantage of discounts, 3. Cook, 4. Reduce food waste. Let’s explore in more detail how best to do this:

Food Prices on the Rise in 2021 in Canada

18 January, 2021 No Comments

According to “Canada’s Food Price Report 2021” published last December, the average Canadian family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) will pay up to an extra $695 for food this year, as the pandemic and climate change drive up grocery bills to the highest increase ever predicted by an annual food price report. The […]

Tips to Save Time Christmas

3 Tips to Save Time and Money This Christmas

26 November, 2017 No Comments

Holiday season is a time during which we often spend without really thinking. That’s why many of us start the New Year with bad surprises when the bills need to be paid.

Fruits and vegetables: which one should we buy organic?

This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]

How to Make Sense of the Food Industry’s Marketing Terms?

Over the last few years, consumers have been increasingly focusing on buying unprocessed, pure foods. And, every year, a large number of products hit the shelves. The food industry uses claims which can help us to choose, or leave us confused. Here are some common marketing terms, and what they really mean.

What’s Happening with the Price of your Shopping Basket?

16 January, 2017 No Comments

Do you follow the shopping basket price saga? What should we expect this new year? Will it rise or fall?

TOP 10: Healthy Meal Prep Sunday Freezer Recipes

16 September, 2016 No Comments

Have you heard of Meal Prep Sunday? Tons of people now join in this weekly ritual where they prepare large quantities of food for the following week. The recipes are usually easy, healthy, and most importantly, taste just as good, or better, after they’ve been frozen, thawed, and reheated! It’s an amazing phenomenon and one […]

Why Does Healthy Bread Cost More Than White Bread?

31 August, 2016 No Comments

One of our members asked why wholegrain breads cost more than white bread. We explain why in this article.

TOP 10: Desserts under 50 cents per serving

Aspiring pastry chefs know that a great dessert is the perfect end to any meal. It should be delicious, interesting, and leave your guests feeling full but not too stuffed. It should compliment the meal, whether it’s fancy or simple. Here at SOSCuisine, we also think it should be easy on your wallet as well […]

Is the Price Right? Grocery Price Checker Now Available for Free

Have you ever asked yourself at the supermarket: ‘Is this price right?’ Of course, you can’t memorize the prices for all the products you buy frequently. What’s more, there are different formats, price by the pound, by kilo and per unit, colorful labels in the aisles… How can you succeed in buying intelligently without falling […]

Eating Well for Less

Is it possible to eat healthily and save money? The answer is YES, but you have to monitor prices closely and avoid buying any processed foods—which implies cooking from scratch—and avoid buying fruits and vegetables that are out of season or pre-prepared.

Our Tips: Consuming Food After the Expiry Date

16 February, 2016 1 Comment

Lots of people think that foods that have crossed their expiry date should definitely be thrown out. But this is not necessarily the case, because this date is no guarantee of food safety. It is more of a suggestion from the manufacturer indicating the time during which the food is at its freshest. Actually this […]

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