Choose Your Groceries Wisely When You Shop

Darrin Atkins
2 min readSep 4, 2021

Stretch your money if you can

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Life is not so easy these days. When it comes to shopping for groceries, it takes a lot of work to stretch your money to make it last.

Most families buy groceries a few times a month, if not every single week. It is a big expense that is full of challenges.

There are many things to think about:

  • Cost
  • Value
  • Freshness
  • Variety
  • Personal preferences
  • Special diets
  • Nearness of the market
  • Coupons and discounts

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There are plenty of ways to save money on your grocery shopping. That doesn’t mean buy a bunch of low-cost junk food. No, not at all.

Yes, you can buy some snack items, but not too many. You want a healthy diet, especially if you have growing children in the household.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Buy fresh veggies that have bright colors, like spinach and tomatoes
  • Include fresh fruit
  • Avoid processed foods
  • Look for meats that are low in fat
  • Add extra vegetables to the cart that you can use for soup

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You don’t have to shop at an expensive grocery store. Look for a market or grocer with great values, good prices, and quality food. Then keep going back there and keep them in business.

Do the hard work of keeping a budget and limit the amount of processed food that you buy. Stock up on healthy food that is good for the body, the soul, and the mind.

Darrin Atkins

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