"It makes a tremendous difference where you buy. If you're heading to a more costly location, check out some of the discount retailers.
"Failure to arrange your meals can lead to aimlessness," Larsgaard added. Shopping without a plan leads to buying things you don't need, which leads to waste.
For many people, curbside pickup may be one of the pandemic habits that will persist.
"In general, Americans are prone to overeating," Larsgaard added.
Being more conscious of portion sizes and just purchasing what you need will help you save money up front.