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SHOPPING ON A BUDGET

posted Nov 5, 2018, 1:56 AM by Janene Sacks
A trip to the grocery store may cost you a bit more these days. With rising prices and falling budgets, it's more challenging than ever to bring home the fixings for balanced meals. But, saving money at the supermarket doesn't mean giving up nutritious foods. Here are some tips to save you money while nourishing your family 
Be healthier to be wealthier. Consider the money you'll save down the road by eating well today and teaching your family to make wise food choices. Good nutrition means fewer days missed from work and school and fewer medical bills now and in the future. 
Expect to spend a little extra time buying groceries – at least at first. Making lists, checking store flyers and comparing unit prices on packages take time. Give it a few weeks, and you'll get faster.
Make your mantra: Raw, whole and bulk. Raw and whole foods are not prepared or processed. So, these items usually cost less than buying their precooked and ready-to-eat counterparts. 
Buying staples in bulk also can mean some huge savings on those family favorites. Look for items such as breakfast cereals, which can really put a dent in your budget. 
Start a Love Affair with Your Freezer. When you prepare a recipe, double it and put the extra portions in the freezer. You’ll be glad it’s there on that night when nothing goes as planned. Instead of calling for home delivery, you can zap a delicious meal that you know your family loves. When freezing, add a date to the outside
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