Budget-friendly fruit and vegetables
Heed nature’s call: Seasonal, local fruits and veggies are always cheapest, so look for supermarket signs for produce from nearby farms. Bulk-purchasing lowers costs even more.
Chill out: Hit the grocery’s frozen aisle for out-of-season produce that’s affordable and full of flavor, as it’s picked at its peak. Just bypass the pricey sweetened fruits or seasoned vegetables, and shop
the store brand. Also a deal are canned veggies, especially tomatoes: A 28-ounce can delivers top taste for $1 less than the price of a pound of fresh.
Make the cut: Put in a little time slicing and dicing, and spend a lot less money on produce: Whole veggies and fruits can run a dollar less per pound than the precut versions.
Reprinted with permission of Hearst Communications, Inc. Originally published: How
to Save Money on Groceries