Use grocery store club cards and then compare prices to store brands.
Buy fresh items, instead of processed items.
Consider buying frozen vegetables, they are picked fresh, flash frozen immediately and are less expensive and will keep longer.
When planning your menu think of ways to maximize the use of the “Stretch Your Food Dollar” menu as a springboard to create your own menu. Create meals around the items down in price. If you feel you can’t build a menu using an item that is down in price such as orange juice …use citrus slices instead.
Buy in bulk, but don’t buy more than you can eat.
Clip and use coupons. Put a ‘C’ next to items on your list that you have a coupon for, it will help you remember to use it at the checkout stand.
Shop the edges of the store avoiding the items at the ends of the aisles.
When shopping meat sales items, consider stocking your freezer.
Golden Beet & Pomegranate Salad
Cook the beets - either boil them for 45 minutes or roast them at 375 degrees for an hour. Let cool. Peel and dice into 1/2 inch cubes.
In a medium skillet over high heat, bring diced beets, onion, vinegar, broth, liqueur, sugar, and orange peel to a boil, stirring often, until liquid is reduced to 2 tbsp, about 5 minutes. Let cool to room temperature.
Stir pomegranate seeds into the beet mixture and salt to taste. Serve on top of salad greens on individual plates. Sprinkle with feta cheese.