Everyday Health for Everyday People


 
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During these tough economic times you may be looking to cut the costs in the cart. In doing so, you might be under the impression that you will have to compromise the overall health of your diet. The table below shows you how that is just not so.

While keeping food costs down will take some extra time and planning up front, you and your family can feel good about sticking to your budget without compromising your health.

Here are a few pointers:

  • Search the weekly circular and plan meals around sale items.
  • By only fruits and vegetables that are in season and always look for sales.
  • Go to the store with a budget in mind and list for the week to avoid spontaneous purchases.
  • Look at unit prices, not just tag price. Sometimes it is better to buy a larger package because you will see you will get more for your money.
  • Consider canned products, such as salmon, tuna, chicken and clams and beans instead of higher priced meats from the deli or butcher area.

 

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    Editor-in Chief:
    Kirsten Nicole

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    Stan Kenyon
    Robyn Bowman
    Kimberly McNabb
    Lisa Gordon
    Stephanie Robinson

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    Stan Kenyon
    Liz Di Bernardo
    Cris Lobato
    Elisa Howard
    Susan Cramer

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