Great article! I thought I was already a smart shopper, but picked up a couple of additional tips here. I also grow my own herbs at home. Parsley, dill, basil, and cilantro in the house in winter and those plus chives, garlic, oregano outside in the summer. I have found that Walmart tends to have less expensive veggies than local farmers markets unfortunately.
12/14/2009 1:44:24 PM
Funny the article should mention to stay away from the interior aisles - since I've been on SP and eating healthier, I already don't find myself there except for a few whole grain items or spices. Saving money and eating healthier - perfect combo!
I have been doing my shopping at Target (almost next door to work) for food staples and Safeway (within walking distance of my house) for fresh produce. You cannot beat Target's prices and sometimes they offer coupons too.
Great article! Thanks for the really helpful tips! Before I started with SparkPeople, I had learned the trick about shopping the perimeter of the grocery store. It was a great first step. I'm pleased to see that I've got some steps coming along nicely, and others that aren't too hard to learn & incorporate.
Except for sales the big store I use has the unit price in fine print on the label, but my food co-op doesn't. This is a good article for easy, common sense ways to reduce your food bill while eating well.
9/15/2009 4:10:13 PM
This is a great summary of the shopping strategies that work to save money and eat healthier. I agree, shop ALONE! I don't have kids, but I have a husband who loves to shop with me.I have to watch what he's grabbing from the shelf and throwing in the cart!
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