Viral ‘6-1 method’ shoppers claim can save you hundreds at the supermarket

A clever trick to help you save money at the supermarket has gone viral, with those who’ve followed the handy tip claiming it is a “game-changer”.

Will Coleman, a chef from New York, shared revealed a “6 to 1 grocery shopping method” that he claimed could help families save hundreds of dollars in purchases.

The cooking expert, who runs @chefwillco on TikTok and Instagram, explained the helpful shopping technique in a viral video that has earned nearly a million views – and people have been blown away by the advice, The New York Post reports.

“You grab six veggies, five fruits, four proteins, three starches, two sauces or spreads and one fun thing for yourself,” he said.

“This makes grocery shopping way easier, way cheaper and you get in and out, so you’re not there all day long.”

Coleman formulated this method to cut costs and get better quality food items instead of paying for high-priced foods that are prepackaged or processed.

“Fruits and vegetables are usually on the lower end of things, and they can stretch beyond one meal. You can be way more creative about what you’re putting out in the kitchen, and of course, it’s healthier as well,” Coleman told People.

He admitted that people seem hesitant about adding six veggies to their trolleys, such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, carrots, cauliflower and mushrooms, but stated there are plenty of ways to make the vegetables tasty.

“People [can be] a little scared of using vegetables, or they [don’t] know you can even cook with six different vegetables,” he added.

“But vegetables are affordable and versatile. You can get them pre-cut, pre-made, pre-roasted.”

The chef believes incorporating this routine into your weekly or biweekly grocery trips can help alleviate expenses and prevent you from picking up unnecessary purchases.

In a follow-up video, Coleman revealed four meals he made with his 6-to-1 grocery shopping trip for under $90. He cooked breakfast tacos, kale pasta salad, roasted salmon and Philly cream cheese chicken burgers.

Meanwhile, many people expressed concerns if the method would work for their large family; Coleman declared that the 6-to-1 hack is for everyone.

“You can do this for a household of two or four or six or eight. It doesn’t matter. You can make it work for yourself — and the way to go about that is to just grab a few more of the single items you choose in each category for your family,” he revealed to People.

Those who have adopted the shopping technique have claimed to already be reaping the rewards, with some labelling it a “game changer”.

“Thank you! We bringing in 2024 out right! Just spent $47 on groceries for a family of four!” commented one person.

“I’m so happy I came across this. Just went grocery shopping, spent too much money, and I don’t even know what I bought,” praised another watcher.

“I tried this method today. I loved how much more intentional I was on my grocery trip,” another added.

This article originally appeared on The New York Post and has been reproduced here with permission

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