Tasty fruits and vegetables can fit into any budget. They’re a great value for the money! Shop around and use all forms – fresh, frozen, dried, canned, and 100% juice – to get your 5 cups of fruits and vegetables a day. Check out these money saving tips and watch your savings add up.
- Check store flyers and coupons first – before you go shopping. Plan low cost weekly meals around what’s on sale. Make your shopping list and stick to it.
- Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season when they are least expensive. Buy nutritious and low-cost frozen or canned fruit and veggies when local, fresh produce isn’t available.
- Choose generic or store brands instead of name brands. Store brands tend to cost less and have similar taste and nutrition.
- Buy unprepared foods instead of convenience foods. For example, buy plain frozen vegetables instead of ones with sauces.
- Buy dried beans, peas and lentils to make low-cost soups and casseroles.
Photo Credit: “Frozen Fruits″ by Christian Schirner / CC BY-SA 2.0