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Make a Shopping List
Spend wisely and eat well with our nine tips for smarter grocery shopping.
Bringing a list to the store will help keep you from making impulse purchases and speed your trip.
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Take advantage of sales on foods you eat often, but avoid jumbo packs of perishables if the food can't be frozen.
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Pick Low-Cost Staples
Build meals around affordable, nutritious items with a long shelf life, such as pasta and whole grains.
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Skip precut, packages fruits and vegetables; buying them loose is less expensive.
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Buying cheaper cuts of meat such as beef chuck can save you money. When cooked properly, these cuts yield a lot of flavor.
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Rather than bypassing high cost items like shrimp, just use less.
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Not sure what to do with extra meat or bread? Freeze it in a resealable bag, and you'll have three months to use it.
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Instead of buying dressings and marinades, make your own from long-lasting basics like olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and mustard.
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Save money and boost your health by including one or two vegetarian meals in your weekly menu.