Here are some ways that you can stock up on healthy foods at the supermarket without breaking the bank:
- Go lean – shop for meats that are labeled “loin” or “round” says Dee Sandquist, R.D., a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. They tend to be less expensive and have less fat (go figure).
- Use High Tech – Some supermarkets offer hand held scanners that you can use while you shop. This allows you to keep a running total of how much you are spending. Some of these stores also offer you a discount for using the new technology! If your local market doesn’t offer it there is a free app (for iPhone and Android) called Grocery Pal, it tells you where to find your groceries cheaper.
- Spice It Right – Instead of buying jars of costly spices that you rarely use, purchase the amount you need in the bulk section, Sandquist recommends.
- Shop Less Often – Try to make just one trip a week to the grocery store, this cuts down on impulse buys, time and gas.
Fitness Magazine July/August 2011