Eating well on a Budget

Eating well doesn’t have to be expensive.
Low-cost nutritious choices can be found in each food group:
Grains: bread, rice, pasta, rolled oats
Fruits and Vegetables:  Buy in season foods when their cost is lower.  Everyday fresh produce that can be found at a good price: carrots, potatoes, frozen vegetables, apples, in-season berries, canned fruit
Milk:  milk powder, plain milk or yogurt
Protein:  baked beans, eggs, dried beans, peas and lentils, canned fish, ground beef.

On Saturday mornings stores such as Sav-A-Lot will put their maturing fruits and vegetables out the front door at a reduced cost.  Other stores will fill moving shelves with reduced prices on their fresh goods as well.  Ask your local grocery store if they accept double coupons. 

What’s a FREEGAN???   A group of freegans(a subculture that believes in not allowing things to go to waste by giving into consumerism, but utilizes the products presently available to them.) have their own unique way to scavenge for fresh food that is thrown out in front of grocery stores at the end of the day.  They can travel in a group, or as individuals that open garbage bags and look into dumpsters in order to rescue perfectly good food.

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By: Kimberly Scardicchio

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