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Sunday, January 11, 2015

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    Hi! I do not know if you have a Sprouts in your area but they are the cheapest in fresh produce that I have found. Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage (Natural Grocers) seem to be more pricey. However, I also do a lot of shopping at King Soopers, or whatever it is called in other states. biggest new find is asian markets. Seriously, asian markets have fresh produce, great prices on meat (some of it can look a little scary and i don't eat everything there but really, I got a ton of chicken for $4). Most of their foods are not full of preservatives either. Some are, but the ingredients lists in packaged food is shorter than packaged foods in our stores. Plus, the ingredients are basic and can be pronounced.
    1710 days ago
    girl I cant agree with you more
    1742 days ago
    Hi I know what you mean. Do you have a save a lot or Aldi's grocery store. This is where I shop and I watch the ads for discounts. I'll go to a store to get one thing I need if it's on sale. A woman's gotta do what she gotta do.
    1744 days ago
    You said it! I am in NYC and the food prices are cray-cray here. I shop bargains, and cut where I can, like picking up iceberg lettuce instead of the red leaf that tastes better and I prefer. I find that fresh fruit is something I really have to shop for at different places because the local and more convenient supermarket near my home is just too high. I go to Trader Joe's as often as I can and think they have the best prices for produce, and sometimes chicken. They are especially low priced in the frozen veggie aisle. Good luck to you and best wishes on this journey.
    1744 days ago
    I agree the food is very expensive especially when you try to buy organics and such. The pay off is worth it but I feel you on the here and now in the pockets. Not to sound like an @ss but after a while you kinda get use to it.
    1744 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I felt exactly the same way at first!! However, I finally sat down witha legal pad, a calculator and some receipts. Plus an honest memory.

    fas food was cheaper, BUT it is mayo, bread, rice, noodles, oil and butter flavored shortening.

    I added up the cost of one days,(then a weeks worth) worth of food..
    By stretching the produce by drinking more water, not pop, using flatbread or tortillas instead of doughnuts or sub buns. I found after a time, it was not as bad.
    tossing a handful of fresh spinach into a salad and adding soem water-packed tuna or HOME COOKED turkey breast, , it was not as bad as I thoght.
    Write down 2 liter bottle of coke; across t=from that, write bag of fresh spinach..which i shealtheir, which can be stretched out in a lot of dishes?

    Bag of doritos: $3.49
    two heads of broccoli$2.58
    The broccoli can be added to veggie soup, rolled up in homemade tortilla wraps, salad, steamed as a half plate of dinner. eaten raw as a snack..

    the sticker shock is only because we have not learned how to make it fit into a LOT of dishes,, taco bell is a $1 taco.. fat, grease, carbs, sodium..

    go online and read what the seasonal veggies are,, you can always fill up on carrots and celery. Parsnips can be used like potatoes, cauliflower can be masked like spuds too..

    Be patient, eat an apple a day and drink more water,, You do not have to buy ALL of your veggies at once..
    Do not pay the ridiculous price of pre-cut veggies! If you have two hands and a knife and five minutes, you saved enough $$ to buy more produce!!

    Please be patient with yourself,,,, you deserve it!!

    1744 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Over and over again! emoticon Oh, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1744 days ago
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