Marie-Christine Daignault | Desjardins Group
Did you know that students spend an average of $156 a month eating out?
You can save about $100 a month if you make your lunches and snacks yourself.
Your challenge: cook and eat well
Step 1: Review your habits.
- What makes you eat out?
- How much does it cost a week?
- Can you make it at home?
Step 2: Find simple, delicious recipes and make a list of the ingredients you’ll need before you head to the grocery store. Ideally, you want to make the thing you find yourself going out for!
Step 3: Schedule in a good time to cook and stick to it.
Step 4: Calculate your actual savings and consider if it’s really worth it to make it yourself.
Step 5: Don’t give in to temptation—it takes 21 days to form a new habit.
5 tips to get there:
Find motivation by creating a “from me to me” savings goal. Automatic transfers will help you stick with it. To help you:
2. Create a menu
Make a list of the ingredients you need so you only buy what’s necessary: Households throw out 30% of their food.
3. Make life easier
Cook in bulk and freeze meals, prepare your lunch the night before, buy practical containers, a nice lunch bag, a good-quality cup for beverages…
4. Cook with friends!
It costs less and it’s a lot more fun.
5. Change your habits
Change up your route to break old patterns.
We give you this challenge to encourage you to develop new micro-habits. Without even realizing it, you can save a lot of money—and often faster than you think!