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Some basic tips for buying and eating the healthy stuff.
Vegetables and fruits
- Buy frozen vegetables and fruits. They’re just as nutritious as fresh, and store longer.
- Choose plain frozen vegetables. The vegetables sold with added sauces may be higher in fat, sugar, and salt.
- Larger bags of frozen vegetables and fruits may have a lower unit price than smaller bags.
- Buy canned fruit packed in its own juice or water.
- Look for canned vegetables labelled no added salt or low sodium (salt).
- Buy fresh vegetables and fruits when they’re on sale.
- Choose varieties with a lower unit price or buy different types of vegetables or fruits.
- Only buy amounts you can use before spoiling, or freeze to enjoy at a later date.
- Buying food in season will get you fresher taste, but not always a lower price. Compare prices between fresh, frozen, and canned food.
Article adapted from Alberta Health Services "Tips to Spend Less Money on Food"
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