Despite all the fun, summer-time has its own busyness challenges. With vacations, camps and work , time of year it can be hard to allocate both the effort tand money needed for healthy grocery shopping and meal planning. A few tips to help you shop on a budget and ensure your family is eating plenty of nutrients include shopping in season, stocking up on sales and prioritizing less waste. In season fruits and vegetables are often at a reduced price and on sale since there is likely a larger amount of them. There are often sales across varying grocery chains and even brands. Trying out a new brand of cracker or pancake mix may help save a few dollars while adding a little variety to your table. Aiming to use all the food you buy before its expiration can both limit food waste and your frequency of grocery trips.
Cheyenne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in the Charleston, SC area.