vegetable spending

Saving Money On Food

Saving money takes discipline and a great amount of work. While saving all or half of your income may not be possible in today’s economy, a more efficient habit is to save about ten percent of what you regularly earn. Even that can be hard for other people. The next best thing is to save […]

What Do Food Labels Mean?

What Do Food Labels Mean?

If you have been grocery shopping recently, you might have noticed the new food labels that local grocery stores use to show the nutritional information of certain foods.Grocery stores and manufacturers use these labels as their own nutritional rating systems and to draw consumers’ attention to healthy food options.These new labels make use of scores, colors, or symbols and are put on shelves or on food packages to indicate how a product fares in terms of calories, fiber, fat, sodium and other n…

How to Eat Well On a Budget

How to Eat Well On a Budget

We all know that being healthy can be expensive. Fortunately, there are ways for you to eat well and not go beyond your budget.Making smart food choicesConsider how you spend your money on food. Do you spend money on junk foods? Do you eat out a lot? To save money on food, limit or cut out unnecessary food spending. Here are a few ways to go about it:Spending money on junk food – assess how much money you are spend on soda, chips, cookies, crackers, ready-to-cook meals, processed foods, etc. You…

Tips for Smart Shopping

Tips for Smart Shopping

The good thing about supermarket shopping is that you get to learn how to shop smart and even healthily at that. There are several things to learn from activities like this. All it takes is to haul your feet to the supermarket and become a smart shopper.To be a smart shopper, there are ways that you have to consider first and foremost. Here are some of them:If you are hungry, do not shopShopping with an empty stomach may make you crave for tasty treats. If you are watching your weight, that will…

How to Choose Olive Oil

How to Choose Olive Oil

Olive oil, considered as one of the healthiest oils available, has been a recommended food ingredient in many diet plans.  However, many people end up confused and bewildered as they shop for their bottle of olive oil, realizing that there are different kinds of such.  From expeller-pressed to cold-pressed, from organic to natural oil, it is hard to tell the difference or whether one variant is better than the other.  Here are some useful tips in clarifying the sometimes confusing terms on the l…

Grocery Shopping Without Busting Your Budget

Grocery Shopping Without Busting Your Budget

With the economy seemingly going into the doldrums with the increasing gas prices in the world market, it would eventually affect even the basic lifestyle of the ordinary citizen. When there is a need to pinch up and save money to brace up for the dreaded economic slump, looking for a means to lessen expenses and everyday costs may help get the job done. Change RequiredWhen the time comes to save up, there might be some habits that may need to change. This is especially true when it comes to gro…

How to Make the Perfect Shopping List

How to Make the Perfect Shopping List

When shopping, most people get by without some sort of list. That is why most people always go way over budget. Or buy the same stuff everytime. Or buy stuff they do not need. Of course we know the answer is to make a list. But making the perfect list is something that will be even more helpful to you.Plan your mealsFlip through some of your cookbooks or magazines. Or watch tv. Pick out recipes for you and your family. This way, you’ll curb impulse buying.Create master listCheck your grocery rec…

How to Read Food Labels

How to Read Food Labels

Do you ever wonder why food manufacturers put the food labels on their products? For some people, they seem to think that these additional labels seem to improve the packaging or make it more aesthetically attractive. However, these food labels such as “fat-free” or “fortified” mean something and if one looks more closely, it may be the one thing that can turn your health around. In fact, if one decides to choose foods that are in the vicinity of “fat-free” and “low calorie”, it may just be a pe…