Daily Challenge Wednesday Apr. 11, 2012
Save money on your next supermarket shopping trip by including economical foods on your list.
How to do it
As you write your shopping list, think about items that will please your palate as well as your wallet. For example, frozen fruits and veggies are just as nutritious as fresh produce, but they cost far less and won't spoil if you don't eat them right away. Beans are great, because they are packed with protein and cost just pennies a serving. If you don't do so already, be sure to give store brands a fair shake - they cost less and offer the same quality as name brands.
Why it matters
A list that contains healthy, economical foods leaves less room for processed, expensive extras in the shopping cart. More importantly, taking the time to think about what you'll need for healthy, low-cost meals increases the chances that you'll eat well - without compromising taste or nutrition.
The average supermarket stocks 47,750 different items - no wonder a shopping list is important!