My go-to nutritionist, with masters degrees in both nutrition and public health as well as decades of work experience, answers all my nutrition questions cheerfully. Even better, Lisa is my sister-in-law , so the price is right!
I asked Lisa if she had any suggestions for money-savings tips for healthy eating. Lisa “sniffed around” for us, as she said, and came up with a great article. Money Talk News’ “30 Tips to Save on Food” has many useful suggestions.
No doubt you will already use some of these strategies, but I learned a few things. Three helpful tips I picked up:
- The suggestion to use up all your leftovers may seem obvious but I liked the suggestion of the Big Oven app. It has a clever feature where you put in three ingredients you have in your refrigerator and it comes up with recipe ideas. Click on the Recipe Tab, click on Use up Leftovers! I typed in carrots, bell pepper, and ground turkey. Up popped 19 recipes. I’m going to bookmark this site. BigOven
- Author Angela Colley advised substituting cheaper ingredients in recipes for expensive ones. She noted that Cook’s Thesaurus has a list of food substitutions. The Cook’s Thesaurus
- Use Salvage Grocery stores. They sell products with damaged packaging such as dented cans. Colley included a link to a handy list of stores by state. Money Talk News Salvaged Grocery Store List
- Since we’re discussing food, I’ve included some photographs of a food market we visited in Peru this fall. Of course, once I got started, I had to slip in a few other pictures. I hope you enjoy!