WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - If you're looking to save on your grocery bill, there are ways to get the most from your money, without sacraficing nutrition as Holly Firfer explains in today's Health Minute. }}" />

   
 
 
Tips On Eating Healthy On A Budget In The Health Minute

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 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.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A local organization is bringing smiles to the faces of children in our area, by simply taking them shopping. WMFD went along for the experience. Full Story
Image1 Ashland's first event celebrating its 200th anniversary. Full Story
 
Image1 Since 2007, Children's Cupboard Outreach has been helping less fortunate families and children in Richland County. Full Story
Image1 A $100,000 cash bond has been set for a Mansfield man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 17-year- old girl. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

$100,000 bond set for man accused kidnapping, raping teen

James Mayer Jr. Funeral Arrangements Set

Commissioners Proclaim Disability Employment Awareness Month

Bambi Couch-Page Appointed Interim Richland Co Prosecutor

City will help with the demolition of Simpson Middle School

Head-On Crash Seriously Injures One Driver

More News