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What are ways to save money on healthy foods?

Healthy foods are considered whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low fat dairy products, and lean meat, fish, and poultry. To save money, take a peek at your supermarket's weekly circular to see what is on sale. Plan your weekly meals around these items.

Often times, supermarkets will purposefully put specific fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and lean meats on sale to entice you to visit. Take advantage of these sale items to eat healthy.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Mindlessly sauntering through the aisles can leave you with a cart full of diet (and budget) deal-breakers. Luckily, there are easy ways to find better food for less money:
  • Shopping on the weekend isn’t just convenient, it’s smart. With weekend sales and coupons, Sunday night is the cheapest time of the week to buy groceries. And if you go closer to closing time, all the fresh items -- meats, baked goods, produce, etc. -- will be at their least expensive price.
  • Scan the top and bottom shelves of grocery aisles for the cheapest, more nutritious options. Marketers put more expensive and fattening items at eye level for a reason.
  • Bring masking tape and divide your shopping cart into three sections by taping halfway across it. Use the front half of your cart for fruit and veggies, the back half for staples and canned goods, and the small top shelf of the cart for snacks or treats. You’ll save the money you would have spent on extra treats and put it toward the healthy stuff instead.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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