Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart: Tips for the Fruit and Vegetable Aisle

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Shop Smart to Fill Your Cart: Tips for the Fruit and Vegetable Aisle

Use the tips below to fill your cart with budget-friendly and healthy options.

Find fruits and vegetables in the produce section, frozen foods and in the canned and pantry food aisles. Compare prices to find the best buys.

  • Buy “in season” produce. They are usually less expensive and are at their peak flavor. Buy only what you can use before it spoils. For more info check out “What’s in Season this Season?” from SNAP-Ed Connection.
  • Try buying canned. Choose fruit canned in 100% fruit juice and vegetables with “low-sodium” or “no salt added” on the label. These products are just as nutritious as fresh, and often cost less.
  • If you have the freezer space, buy frozen vegetables without added sauces or butter. They are as good for you as fresh and may cost less.
  • Canned and frozen fruits and vegetables last much longer than fresh and it’s a quick way to add fruits and vegetables to your meal.
Fresh fruit and vegetables

Fresh fruit and vegetables (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Various frozen vegetables displayed on a Wal-M...

Various frozen vegetables displayed on a Wal-Mart Supercenter shelf (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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