Rachael Ray's Grocery Shopping Tip You Need To Know

For many of us, grocery shopping is easily one of our least favorite chores. It takes a lot of time and energy to plan a shopping list and go to the grocery store to actually do the shopping. Not to mention groceries can be expensive. Market Watch shares that the grocery bill has, indeed, gone up for households across the nation. Citing stats from market research firm NielsenIQ, the business site spotlighted a 5.7% increase for the "average price of all grocery store food purchases as of April 2021" compared to the average price in April 2020. Needless to say, we all are looking for ways to save a few pennies here and there. Luckily, celebrity chef and cookbook author Rachael Ray is sharing the grocery tip we need to know to do just that.

Ray made her name with her relatable and easy approach to cooking. We love that she is a fan of keeping things simple. It's this philosophy that has us all googling her recipes from her Food Network show "30 Minute Meals." Ray always makes our lives easier, which is why you are going to love this tip the next time you head over to Whole Foods, Aldi, Trader Joe's, and every store in between.

Shop by unit price

Ray told the hosts of the podcast "Teach Me Something New," "You never buy food by the price on the tag or the shelf talker." The host of the "The Rachael Ray Show" went on to explain that when you buy in bulk, you are able to compare prices by weight, and this should be your standard operating shopping procedure, whether you are shopping in person or online, especially for foods like "spices, cheeses, protein and vegetables."

Ray is not the only person who advocates for unit price shopping. The Conversation calls unit pricing the "forgotten shopping tool" and reveals if you are a family of four, you could potentially save 18% of $1,700 a year simply by using unit price shopping. The site shares it is an easy way to compare prices of products without doing all those calculations for like products of different sizes.

Ray, once again showing how down-to-earth she is, said, "I don't think you should ever live any other way no matter how much money you make because you're wasting food, you're wasting time, and you're wasting money by a lot."