November 12, 2019

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How to Save More at the Grocery Store


POSTED BY | POSTED IN Healthy Bites Articles | POSTED ON 9-3-2015

Eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank. Use these tips and tricks from your Weis Dietitians to learn how to make BLOGhealthy choices while staying within your budget.

Plan and Save

Shop your pantry, refrigerator and freezer first and plan meals around items you already have.  Make a shopping list and buy everything you need in one trip to the grocery store. Our weekly circular ad is also a useful tool to help plan your meals around items that are on sale.

Stick to a List

Make a list while planning weekly meals. Stick to your list while shopping to help prevent impulse buys.

Buy In Season

Fruits and vegetables that are in season are often less expensive and have a better flavor.  If the fruits and veggies on your shopping list are out of season, opt for frozen or canned varieties. Not only are they cheaper and have a longer shelf life than their fresh counterparts; they also offer the same nutritional benefits.

Check the Unit Price

The unit price is the item’s cost per pound, quart, gallon, ounce, etc. It is located on the shelf tag next to the price. Comparing unit prices of different brands and different sizes of the same brand is the best way to determine which is more economical.

Do It Yourself

Pre-made salads and pre-cut fresh fruits and vegetables are convenient, but may cost you more than if you prepared them yourself. Save money by making your own salads and buying whole fruits and veggies and slicing and dicing yourself.

Try one of our favorite budget-friendly recipes tonight:

Spinach Lasagna Rollatini

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Broccoli Mac

Pumpkin Chicken Chili

What are some of your budget-friendly shopping tips?

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