Tip of the Day
Shopping for One
Buying in bulk seems to be all the rage, but what if your household is only one or two people?
- Buy frozen fruits and vegetables in bags, not boxes. Pour out just what you need and reseal and put back in the freezer.
- Eat a greater variety of food by buying single-serve packages. Juice, yogurt, frozen meals, soup and low-fat cheeses among others are all available in single-serve portions. This may also help you with portion control!
- If you’d like to take advantage of the cost savings of economy-size packages at warehouse stores, share your bulk buys with a friend.
- Decide if the bigger package with the lower unit price is really a saving. You’re not saving if you can’t eat it all.
- Shop from bulk bins so you are able to purchase only the amount you need.
- At home repackage meat, poultry, and fish into single portions in freezer wrap or plastic freezer bags and freeze for use when needed.
- Produce like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, parsnips, apples, grapefruit, melons, oranges, pears and tangerines keep longer in the refrigerator. Purchase more of these foods to cut down on waste.
For more information on getting the most from your dollar at the grocery store, consult a registered dietitian in your area and learn more about savvy food shopping.
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Reviewed November 2012