- Do not feel the need to fill your shopping cart. Shopping carts are getting larger because testing reveals that they encourage customers to buy more. Opt to get a basket instead.
- Wear headphones and listen to upbeat music. Stores intentionally play music with a slower beat to encourage shoppers to move more slowly through the aisles and buy more. Put on some Beyoncé, move briskly while shopping, and burn some calories while protecting your pocketbook
- Make a shopping list and put it to work! Do not fall into the habit of “running into the grocery store to grab a few items.”
- Eat, Eat, Eat!! The WORST decision to make is to go to the supermarket on an empty stomach. When you’re hungry, EVERYTHING looks good. Don’t spend extra money on food that you have no intentions of eating/cooking because you are eye–hungry.
- Shop Locally: 2 words, Farmer‘s Market! The Farmers Market is your best friend. Prices are lower than the typical store, and the fruits and veggies are organic. Most importantly you’re keeping the money in your community to ensure the prices are lower when you shop.
- Your proper home storage will aid in your masterplan to protect your pocketbook. Invest in freezer bags and storage containers. Having the proper storage containers will extend the life of your prepared food which will save you time and money.
More about Nik Fields, Celebrity Chef, Author, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur
Chef Nik, better known as “Nik the Chic Chef or “Foodie with a Cause” has merged her passion for food and life and has gained national recognition for her amazing culinary art skills having prepared cuisine for celebrities such as Jess Hilarious, Supa Cent, Angie Stone, Vivica Fox, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, Snoop Dog, Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen, Shar Jackson, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Vincenzo Williams as well as Personal Chef to Phoenix Cardinals football player, Chris Johnson (CJ2K) and many others. Chef Nik has been featured in People Magazine, The Doctors on NBC, HGTV as well as several series on Bravo and VH1. Nik Fields’ philanthropic efforts to provide food and clean water to villages in the Dominican Republic has garnered international acclaim. Her nonprofit organization Waste Not Want Not (WNWN Inc.) encourages households and restaurants to limit food waste.
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