Stretching Tips for your Fruit & Veggie Budget

  1. Calculate an appropriate Healthy Food Budget for your family, based on
    USDA’s Low- Cost Food Plan.
  2. Cook enough for several meals and freeze leftovers. Place enough food for
    1-2 meals in each container.
  3. Create a meal plan for the week that uses similar fruits and vegetables,
    prepared in different ways. Make the most out of the produce that you buy.
  4. Buy fruits and vegetables in season at farmers’ markets or at your localgrocery store.
  5. Grow your own vegetables. Invest a little in seeds, and get a lot of vegetablesin return.
  6. Mix it yourself. 100% juice from frozen concentrate is often less expensive
    per serving than pre-bottled juice.
  7. Minimize waste, by buying only the amounts your family will eat.
  8. Learn basic food math. Taking the time to make a food budget before
    grocery trips can make food buying decisions easier.
  9. Enjoy the comforts of home more often. Eating at restaurants can increase
    the amount you spend on food. Include fruits and vegetables in quick, simple
    meals that you prepare at home.
  10. Enjoy the comforts of home more often. Eating at restaurants can increase
    the amount you spend on food. Include fruits and vegetables in quick, simple
    meals that you prepare at home.

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Source: FruitsandVeggiesmatter.gov

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