FRESH PRODUCE TIPS
Don’t forget to pack some fresh fruit in everybody’s lunch box before heading to school or work for the day. Dried fruit is an excellent alternative and also makes a fantastic snack before dinner time.
Look for easy recipes that include vegetables. Meals that can be prepared in large quantities are great ways to include vegetables in your diet. Homemade soups, stews and pasta sauces are great ways to provide healthy, nutritious dinners to the family.
Make double quantities of foods that can be frozen so you will have some ready made meals for those times when the budget is tight.
Always try to buy fruit and vegetables that are in season to keep costs down. Include a range of fresh fruit and vegetables into your weekly meal plans and check out your local Farmer's Markets or Fruit and Vegetable shops to include a range of fresh fruit and vegetables into your weekly meal plans.
Farmers markets are a great place to meet growers in person and are often a good source of low cost fruit and vegetables.Many smaller green grocers will have stock that is discounted or that you can buy in bulk quantities.