Less is more at the grocery store

Mother and daughter in produce sectionGrocery shopping while sticking to a budget can be tough! Here are some simple tricks to putting more in your fridge and keeping more in your wallet – all while maintaining a healthy diet!

Buy fruits and vegetables in season. They will be cheaper and more delicious.

Spend a little more on those items that make a difference to your health, and save on the items that don’t. For example, spend a little more on lean ground turkey, and buy generic paper products and whole grains.

Use coupons – paper and electronic – for items you need. There are several great coupon sites that offer weekly savings if you don’t get the newspaper. But beware. Coupons for the less healthy foods are just not worth it!

Buy in bulk when on sale if you can. You may end up spending more up front but will save more in the long run.

And lastly, stick to your list!!


This article, written by Marie McFadden, CHES, was published in the October 2013 edition of the “Healthy U @ Work” newsletter from WorkingWell. Courtesy of Complete Wellness Solutions.

WorkingWell is a network of occupational health services and part of Franciscan Alliance, Inc. With locations in Northwest Indiana (Crown Point, Hammond, Michigan City, Munster, Valparaiso), Greater Indianapolis (Greenwood, Mooresville), and south suburban Chicago (Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields), WorkingWell’s team of professionals provide high-quality medical care to business and industry, with a primary goal to work closely with employers to ensure employees are “working well.” For more information about WorkingWell’s services and programs, visit http://www.workingwellsite.org.

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