Most students have to be very careful with their money, even with a part time job and with the price of grocery items rising shopping for filling healthy food is tough.
See below a few tips to help when shopping.
I know it obvious but make a list, check what you have in the cupboard so you don't buy what you don't need, make a meal plan but be prepared to change if other items are on special offer.
Shop in the morning, after some food, shopping this time of the day is when you are more focused and less likely to buy on impulse.
Find out if there is a local veg market, they are normally much cheaper that the supermarket.
Don't be afraid to use frozen veg and berries these are just as healthy as fresh and there is no waste if you don't eat them quickly.
Store carrots in a resealable bag they stay fresh for much longer. Also put grapes and fresh berries in glass jars with lids they last for weeks like that, I discovered this with strawberries and they last so long in glass jars rather than going off in 3 hours in the plastic containers.
Buy items in season, out of season fruit and veg is very expensive.
Try cheaper brands, most of the time they taste the same as the more expensive ones.
Add grated carrot to mince to bulk out and give you some veg.
Make you own pasta sauce using chopped tinned tomatoes, 1 onion grated, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 2 cloves of garlic, splash of worcester sauce, 1/4 tsp chilli flakes ( optional) Brown the onion, add everything else and stir until bubbling, sorted and healthier and cheaper than a ready made sauce.
Rolls a bit stale, splash with water and pop in the oven for a few minutes, freshens them up lovely.
Bulk buy pasta and rice with your house mates, usually these items are much cheaper in bulk.