Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: How to Save with Grocery Coupons
It’s tough to save on fresh vegetables and fruit. Follow these tips to get easy deals on produce!
We should eat five servings of fruit or vegetables every day. But the price of fresh produce can really add up. How can you get the best deal? Try these money-saving tips:
Buy less. That way, nothing spoils in your fridge.
The biggest waste of money is letting produce spoil in your fridge. Some experts estimate that Americans throw away as much as 40% of our food. That’s like throwing money away! So buy just enough for a few days—and then plan to eat it.
Plan your meals around produce.
Oranges, apples and grapes are perfect for bagged lunches or snacks. And most vegetables make an excellent side dish for dinner. Plan ahead when you’ll use your produce, and you won’t let it languish in the fridge.
Eat your oldest produce first.
It’s tempting to bite into the sweetest, freshest produce in the kitchen. But it’s the older food that needs your attention first. Eat the produce you’ve had around the longest, while it’s still good.
Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season.
Grocery stores often have the best deals on seasonal produce. First, look around for produce priced at a dollar or less per pound. Then look for $2 or less per pound. Chances are, you’ll find a surprise deal the whole family will enjoy. Even better, it’ll fit right into your budget.
So what’s in season? It depends on where you live, but here’s a short and sweet list to get you started:
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