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May 16, 2013

Healthy Meals on a Budget - Menus for a Week



Snacks (You choose from fruit, veggies, nuts, whole grain crackers, or peanut butter.)


Save money with these shopping tips:

·       Buy store brands

·       Take advantage of weekly specials

·       Buy food when it is in season

·       Stick to your list; avoid impulse buys

·       Clip and use coupons; but use only for items you need

·       Freeze leftover food for use in soups or casseroles


Save calories with these tips:

·       Buy fat-free, low-fat, no sugar foods

·       Drink water or unsweetened drinks

·       Eat a tossed salad with low-fat dressing each day

·       Buy lean cuts of meat

·       Use olive or canola oil (sparingly)




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