One way to stretch a budget and be less wasteful is to make sure you use everything. I know you can’t eat all parts of fruits and vegetables but try saving seeds from things like tomatoes and peppers. Even try growing an avocado pit. I even have some apple seeds I’m going to give a try growing in the spring. Best thing you you don’t have to spend any more money because you’re sourcing it from something you’ve already paid for. I call that a win-win for budget smart people.