Family & Consumer Science
Healthy Eating Doesn’t Need to Be Expensive!
Ways to Stretch Your Food Budget with Fruits and Vegetables.
1. Shop in season. Prices are best when fresh produce is in season.
2. Take time to properly store fresh produce as soon as you get home. This will help to avoid spoilage and waste!
3. Stock up on frozen and canned fruits and vegetables when they are on sale. They last longer! Just remember to choose items that are low in added salt and sugar.
4. Make up your recipes heavy on vegetables and light on meat. It is is usually healthier and less expensive! Think “vegetable stew with beef” instead of “beef stew with vegetables”.
5. When you make a shopping list, plan for any ingredients that will become leftovers. If you buy a head of cauliflower for a recipe that will only use a small portion, serve the rest raw as a snack.
6. When you cook dishes with vegetables, make a few extra servings for healthy and easy meals later in the week.
7. Have bits of this and that in fridge? Get creative with soups and salads! They are a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Leftover fruits taste great in salads.
8. Processed foods can be more expensive and less healthy. For example, french fries are a more expensive and less healthy way to eat potatoes.
If you would like to learn more healthy eating tips contact the
EAT SMART NEW YORK PROGRAM.
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** Are you on a tight budget?
** Has your income dropped?
** Are you running out of food?
** Would you like to learn how to live on less?
** Do you know how to eat healthy on a budget?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, the EAT SMART NEW YORK Program might be just what you need.
We can provide 8 – 12, 60-90 minute sessions customized to your individual needs with an EAT SMART NEW YORK Community Educator.
PROVIDED FREE to anyone in Southern Erie, Cattaraugus, or Allegany Counties. To find out if you qualify and more about the EAT SMART NEW YORK Program; please contact:
Cornell University Cooperative Extension
(716) 699 – 2377 x111 or 122