Easy Ways to Save Money on Vegetables
Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 at 7:00 am
One way to stay healthy is to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. That’s not always easy to do, especially if you don’t have many groceries stores to choose from. Here are some easy ways to save money on vegetables.
Buy Seasonal Produce
You can get the very best price on vegetables if you buy them when they are in season. Why? It is because that is when a specific fruit or vegetable is the most abundant. The price will go back up when that type of produce goes out of season.
Not sure when certain types of produce are in season? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a Seasonal Produce Guide that clearly shows which produce is in season during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Eat Frozen Vegetables
According to Eating Well, frozen vegetables may be even more healthy than the fresh produce you find in grocery stores. Frozen vegetables are processed at peak ripeness, when they are the most nutrient packed.
Another great thing about frozen vegetables is that they last longer than fresh produce. You can buy frozen produce in bulk, which can bring the cost down.
Consider the Dollar Stores
Supermarket News reported that Dollar General is adding extra refrigerated space and a fresh produce section. This could potentially result in other, similar, stores to do the same. Visit the store’s website to find out what produce it offers.
Eat Your Vegetables
The best way to save money on vegetables is to make sure you eat them before they go bad. That money will be wasted if you had to throw the food away.
One way to ensure you eat your vegetables is to make a meal plan that includes them. Another good idea is to think small. How many vegetables can you realistically consume in a week? Buy only what you need.