Entering the grocery store with a shopping list in your hand is helpful to stay on budget. We’ve got extra tips for doing even better. See the resources below for guidelines and tools for smarter shopping.
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Tips on how to buy the best in-season, locally grown produce. Spanish (168 K PDF)
Quick, simple recipes using easy-to-find ingredients that work for even the tightest budgets.
Other Recommended Resources
My Shopping List — United States Department of Health and Human Services — A ready-made shopping list for a healthier you.
Spend Smart, Eat Smart — Iowa State University Extension Service — How to navigate the three easy steps to healthy meals: plan, shop, and eat. Includes recipes in Spanish.
Better Meals With Better Planning: Plan to Shop — eXtension.org — A step-by-step guide for getting the most out of your trips to the supermarket.
Food Shopping and Meal Planning — Nutrition.gov; United States Department of Agriculture — Resources to utilize the MyPlate guidelines, find local farmers' markets, planning healthy meals, and more.
Fruits and Veggies More Matters — Information on the benefits of fruits and vegetables. Includes planning and shopping tips, recipes, and more.