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Ten Tips for Buying Food
- Cook enough for only one meal if family members won’t eat leftovers.
- Use coupons or buy foods on sale only if your family will eat the food.
- Learn how to garden. Food is fresher and the exercise is an additional benefit.
- Know your grocery stores. Know when the sales start, when items are marked down and when coupons double.
- Cook once a week; freeze and package meals for easy ‘heat and eat’ dinners.
- Shop your nearest farmer’s market. Produce will cost less and will be fresher.
- Look for manager’s specials early in the morning and late in the day.
- Buy frequently used items in bulk. Separate, repackage and store.
- Beware of advertising that pushes more instead of better. Quality is more important than quantity.
- Buy foods with more nutrients. A good price plus valuable nutrients is a winning combination.