We’ve all been there. Money doesn’t grow on trees and everything costs a pretty penny (and most times two!). But, there are lots of great ways to save money on the foods you eat. Here are the steps: (1) plan before you shop, (2) buy items at the best price, and (3) make meals the stretch that pretty penny. Easy, right?

Okay, we knew we couldn’t fool you. It takes some serious time to learn how to do this right – check out these tools to learn how to get started.