You can eat well on any budget! Shop in season, especially regarding fresh fruits and vegetables. Oftentimes, what is on sale is also what is in season when it comes to produce. Be aware of convenience costs, such as higher priced precut vegetables, where you are paying a significant amount for labor. Consider store brands, but don't get sucked into not price comparing in the moment. While private label brands have historically been less expensive, it is still prudent to do quick price comparisons as it’s always possible your favorite same brand item is on sale.
Next, check out the unit price of items as compared to the overall cost. For example, comparing per ounce pricing of various granolas can aid you in getting the largest volume at the lowest cost, which is typically hard to do with packaging varying so drastically Finally, most grocery stores allow and encourage customers to divide produce, such as heads of broccoli, into only what you need so long as it doesn't say "by the bunch" or "per each."