1. Comparison shop! Use your daily papers and conserve gas, but always compare! Local supermarkets (Jewel, Albertsons, Meier, Dominicks, etc.) may have price variances by community. Super stores, Walmart, Target, etc. often offer fresh prices for less. I personally shop for veggies at an ethnic market, Lewis Produce, about 15 minutes from my house. Produce is 40% less and so fresh it should be photographed!
2. Shop seasonal produce! Did you realize that if you plan your meals around fruits and veggies that are â€œin seasonâ€ they can be 60% less than â€œoff season?â€ Use a calendar to remind yourself what is in season each month.
3. Stay away from the pre-packaged lettuce, salads, etc. Buy fresh and raw and take two minutes to prepare for serving.
4. Coupons: There are coupons for fresh produce, don’t over look them. They are often available as companion offers. For example; â€œBuy Cool Whip, Get a Free pound of Bananas.â€ Then look for a coupon for the Cool Whip and make one of these 10 easy Cool Whip desserts!
5. Frozen: Don’t overlook frozen fruits and veggies. You can comparison shop, use coupons, and store them for later use. Frozen produce is still nutritious.
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