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Navigating the Grocery Aisles: Save Money & Eat Well

Try These Tips Out Today

Lady shopping in a grocery store checking out the vegetables.

If eating healthier is one of your New Year’s resolutions, that’s great. But “I’m going to eat healthier this year” is one of those goals that have good intentions until you go to the grocery store. That's why we're here to provide some tips to save money and eat well. Creating a list in advance helps you save money. If you plan your meals before making your list, you’ll know what you have on hand and what you need. Also, shopping from a list helps you avoid expensive impulse purchases.

Compare the cost of convenience foods with the same foods made from scratch. Convenience foods are products such as packaged baked goods, frozen meals and vegetables with seasonings and sauces. Most of these cost more than similar foods prepared at home. Also, you can use less fat, salt and sugar in foods made at home.

Try store brands. They usually cost less than name brands, but they taste as good and generally have the same nutritional value.

Switching to a healthier diet can be incredibly tricky when we are surrounded by cheap junk food. However, with a good amount of determination you can start to develop healthier eating habits and change them to be part of your daily routine. What's your favorite healthy meal? Comment below!

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion