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Tips On Eating Healthy On A Budget In The Health Minute
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  Originally Published on: 9/15/2013

Coupons, sales, store loyalty programs. If you're looking to save on your grocery bill, you've probably tried some or all of these things. But there are other ways to get the most from your money, without sacraficing nutrition. Holly Firfer has more in today's Health Minute. Bridget Macpherson and her husband have five kids. Buying food for all their different tastes can realyy add up. "We find that things go to waste," she says. So, she met up with her friend, registered dietician Ann Dunaway Teh, for some tips on stretching the family's food dollars. First stop, fresh fruits and vegetables. "The key is to buy them when they're in their peak of season," says Teh. "That way they're less expensive. Also buying fruits and vegetables in their whole form and then you take them home and prepare them is less expensive than buying ones that are already pre-cut or pre-washed." Next, it's meat and poultry. "One way to save is to buy a whole chicken rather than the partsm, go ahead and cook it up," says Teh. "You can use it in various meats throughout the week and you can save the bones to make your own chicken stock." For meat, Teh suggests adding dried beans to a recipe. "Then you can stretch the meat and actually use less in the same dish," she says. And one last stop, frozen blueberries. "That's a great choice. They're very versatile," she says. "You can do so much with them, you can just take out what you need and put them back in the freezer later, so there's no waste. And that's what we need, no waste, great." Teh says one of the best ways to save money, plan your meals, make a grocery list and stick to it.
   
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