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Eating Well for Less

Eating healthy can be expensive. Use these smart shopping tips to save money at the grocery store.

  • Shop at larger grocery stores and fresh produce markets. Smaller convenience stores are usually more expensive.
  • Try to shop only once a week. Extra trips to the store usually mean you will spend more money.
  • Check supplies at home to see what needs to be used up.
  • Check the supermarket flyer for items that are on special, particularly foods in the meat and alternatives group.
  • Plan a few meatless meals per week using eggs, tofu, beans, chickpeas, lentils or peanut butter.
  • Buy the foods on your shopping list first. If you have money left over, use it to stock up on sale items that you can use later.
  • Instead of buying instant, flavoured foods like pasta and rice, buy plain versions and flavour them yourself.
  • Buy only what you need and can use up. Food in large packages is sometimes a cheaper buy but you will not save money if you end up throwing food away.

For more information on eating well for less, view the following factsheet.

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