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Eating on a budget

Nutritious food can be expensive, and it can be difficult to eat a balanced diet that includes fruit and vegetables when you're on a tight budget. The good news is, there are many ways you can save money and still eat whole foods.

We've included some tips and recipes to help you eat healthier on a budget.

Plan your meals
Stick to your grocery list
Cook at home
Cook large portions and use your leftovers
Don't shop when you're hungry
Buy whole foods
Buy Generic brands
Avoid buying highly processed food
Stock up on sales
Buy cheaper cuts of meat
Replace meat with other proteins
Shop for produce that's in season
Buy frozen fruit and vegetables
Buy in bulk
Grow your own produce
Pack your lunch
Use coupons

Try some of our Quick and Easy Meals.

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Downloadable Files

Dietary Guidelines for Americans


Nutrition Fact Sheet

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