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15 Ways to Save Big Bucks on Healthy Groceries

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  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. - Benjamin Franklin
  • SUGARLAND8
  • hmm, some good suggestions but honestly food is just plain out expensive. not all generic are created equal and for some of us, lactose free, gluten free must have's, are killer on the wallet!! I do think less meat is a great idea ( no, not a vegetarian, just stingy with the grocery money). I think its insane that food that is suppose to healthier cost triple of that of junk food. we live in a backwards world.
  • All good suggestions. Thanks for sharing.
  • Great article! Good tips! I never shop hungry!!
  • thanks, helpful comments
  • so good to know that I am already doing most of these already. Growing some of my own fruits and veggies is not possible for me, but otherwise I am doing everything I can, yet things are still so very expensive.
  • This article was from 2009, but it's just as true today. Brought up by parents who married during the Great Depression, it's the way I was taught to shop and still, at 73, shop.
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
  • Again - an article last commented on 1/2 a year ago. The absolute best way to save money on shopping - for anything - NOT JUST FOOD - is to know what it costs and do a little homework to save legwork later.

    Prices in California are 60% higher for produce than they were in Virginia where we moved from - talk about a shock. We are a produce eating family - especially me.

    We never buy bulk since there are only two of us. Mealy bugs find their way into everything even jars.

    Subtitling legumes for meat is great - and we do it all the time but to do it right and get compelte protein and some flavor takes work.
  • JANETEMILY
    Sometimes fresh produce is not the best buy, so look in the frozen foods! They are just as healthy, healthier than canned, and frequently on sale. I only buy certain cuts of meat, and when my store has it on sale, I stock up, and freeze the extra. Example - last week lean ground beef was on sale, so I bought several pounds, made about two dozen meatballs, and froze them in bags. Also, prepackaged chicken breasts are $4.99/ pound, but the same chicken is $1.99/pound in the butcher case... I never buy pasta sauce, I buy cans of crushed and diced tomatoes, cook a Crock Pot full of sauce, and freeze 2-3 cup portions in freezer bags (lay the bags flat to freeze them, and they are easier to store). My husband loves blueberries year round, so over the summer, when they are cheap, I buy extra and freeze bags of berries too...
  • Also missed the comment of avoiding organic, which helps me save a lot of money. But good article overall.

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