Choosing what to eat can be hard enough with so many people telling us what we should and shouldn’t consume.

And yet another factor to consider is are we buying eco-friendly foods?

However, unlike when you’re trying to eat healthily, shopping to be eco-friendly is quick and easy. Instead of analysing labels to make sure we’re eating right, green shopping can be as simple as looking at the package.

Here are three tips that will help you be greener when you shop!

1.Buy less package and more product.

This is a fairly easy one to remember and can save you money in the long run. Look out for products that use less packaging.  Not only does this mean that less plastic and cardboard is being wasted, but it also means you’re more likely to be buying more product.  For example, take a bag of crisps, by measuring how much product there is in relation to packaging, you can be economical about which brand you buy, and this is something you only need to do once.

2. Buy in Bulk

Bulk buying can also fit in with number 1 and definitely saves you money over time. Everything can be bought in bulk, meaning that once it’s bought you don’t even have to go shopping again for a longer period of time, which is economical in itself.  You’ll only need to go out for perishables, such as milk or bread and you’ll find you save time as well as money!

3. Double up

When you do cook, cook twice as much as you normally would. This means you have an already prepared meal just waiting to be heated up.  Again, like the other features on this list, this saves you both time and money in the long run.  It is also saves energy.  Freezing is a great way to keep food fresh and stacking lots of pre-prepared meals in your freezer means you will always have something on hand to cook.  This is ideal for when guests make surprise visits or when you just can’t be bothered cooking a full meal after a long, hard day at work!