Many people think “I can’t afford to eat healthy”. Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables can be expensive. However, learning some quick tips can help reduce your spending on grocery trips, while keeping your family healthy.
- Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. Produce that is in season is
offered at a lower cost than foods that are not in season.
- Look for sales and coupons in the newspaper or store ads. If you do not get the paper, you can pick up an ad in-stores, or check out the stores’ online websites for sales.
- Plan meals ahead and stick to your grocery list. Planning meals along with the weekly sales is a great way to save money.
- Buy fruits and vegetables that are not pre-cut or sliced. Fruits and vegetables that are pre-prepared are often more expensive, and could have added preservatives and sugars.
Check out more tips for shopping on a budget at www.choosemyplate.gov.