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The Financially Fit Shopper: 7 Ways to Eat Well & Save Money in the Grocery Store

By Kelsey Banfield |

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Financial fitness is just as important as physical fitness when grocery shopping for your family. It is important, of course, to buy healthy foods, but it is not a good idea to buy things that are so expensive that they break the bank and leave you scrimping on other essentials. Luckily, with a few simple tips and tricks it is possible to eat healthy AND save money in the grocery store. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite tips for keeping financially fit when grocery shopping. Hopefully these will help you save some extra money for a rainy day or to put toward your holiday meal while still serving up healthy family food.

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The Financially Fit Shopper: 7 Ways to Eat Well & Save Money in the Grocery Store

Shop the Outside of the Store

Shop the outside aisles of the store first, they have the cheapest and healthiest food. For example, buy a bunch of bananas to make healthy and fun banana based treats, skip the artificially flavored (and expensive!) banana cereal in the center aisle.
As Livestrong notes in their tips for grocery shopping, the outside perimeter of the store usually contains healthy fruits and vegetables.

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Kelsey Banfield

Kelsey Banfield is the food writer and the founder of The Naptime Chef. She writes a daily food column for Babble Food and her food writing has also appeared in the places like Parents magazine, and Martha Stewart Living. Kelsey lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and daughter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Kelsey's latest posts →

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