Eating healthy is easy even if you’re on a budget. You just need to shop smart. There are many low-cost ways to get the recommended amount of fruits and veggies. ChooseMyPlate.gov has put together a great list of tips. We’ve picked our 3 favorites, but for the entire list click here.
- Celebrate The Season – Use fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season. They are easy to get, have more flavor and are usually less expensive. Your local farmer’s market is a great source of seasonal produce.
- Keep It Simple – Buy veggies and fruits in their simplest form. Pre-cut, pre-washed, ready-to-eat and processed foods are convenient but are often much more expensive then their basic forms.
- Plant Your Own – Start a garden – in your yard or in pots on your deck – for fresh, inexpensive and flavorful additions to meals. Herbs, cucumbers, peppers or tomatoes are good options for beginners.
- Visit Our Whole Community for locations on local community gardens and for information on how to start your own garden.