Eat Better, Spend Less
Eat Healthy, Save Money
We know you had every intention of eating the broccoli that's been buried in your fridge for weeks (hey, we've been there). Same goes for the lettuce that you planned to turn into a crisp salad for dinner (yep, guilty of that one, too) and the bananas you meant to bring to work for a snack (ditto). If it sometimes seems that you can't eat the healthy food you buy fast enough, you've got plenty of company.
The average family of four in the United States tosses out about $1,350 in groceries every year, according to Jonathan Bloom, author of the new book American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It). "Fruits and vegetables top the list of most-wasted foods," Bloom says. "It's often because we forget what we bought. Things get pushed to the back of the produce drawer, and out of sight is out of mind."
Shop a little smarter and you won't have to trash good food or your hard-earned cash. As a bonus, you'll boost your diet and your bank account at the same time. Check out these mega money-saving ideas before you hit the checkout line.
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