3. Reasons to Buy in Bulk
• Buying in bulk makes the price per unit less
• Less trips to the grocery store
• Packaging for bulk items is usually resealable for
• Less packaging, which means less to open and
4. Buy in Season
Buying seasonal items makes food items less expensive
In season all year:
5. Buy Versatile Ingredients
Mix and match different core ingredients to make new and
• Leafy Greens
• Green Beans
• Alfredo Sauce
• Tomato Sauce
• Teriyeki Sauce
From these 20 ingredients, a variety of 625
meals can be created in the form of
casseroles, pastas, sandwiches, and salads.
6. Frozen Items
• Use frozen fruits for making smoothies & milkshakes
• Add frozen vegetables to rice and soup dishes
• Meats and fish are a good source of protein that can be inexpensive
• Frozen fruits and vegetables are processed and quickly frozen to
maintain best nutritional value and flavor
• No preparation is needed. All the cleaning, picking, chopping,
and dicing has already beed done.
• They are the most economically conscious way to buy products.
• There is less chance for food contamination to occur.
• You can store these items longer without them going bad.
• There is no waste- no shells, pits, or peels.
7. Canned Foods
• Canned vegetables such as corn, green beans,
and tomatoes can be great sides.
• Eating canned items are less expensive and have
a longer shelf life.
• Canning foods are a way to keep foods fresh. The
same nutritional value is locked in the food the day
it is canned as it does until the expiration day.
• Cans keep foods from being contaminated.
8. Fresh Foods
• Prepare more for dinner, so there are leftovers
for lunch the next day or freeze them.
• Substituting half the meat in a recipe with beans
will increase fiber and save money.
• Shop in season.
• Look for sales.