Healthy family meal ideas on a budget

March 30, 2009 6:08:21 AM PDT
Yes, you can save money on your groceries and not sacrifice on nutrition! Kim Kirchherr is a registered dietician with Jewel-Osco. She advises the stores on health-conscious choices for shoppers.

Staples to keep on hand for healthy budget eating

Grains:
§ House brands (visual: whole wheat pasta, rice, and crackers, oatmeal)

Fruits/veggies:
§ House brand Large bags of frozen veggies
§ Canned veggies
§ Dried fruit
§ Canned and bagged beans
§ Sack of potatoes
§ Sack of apples
§ Sliced mushrooms
§ Fresh carrots

Protein:
§ chicken
§ egg substitute
§ Legumes
§ Canned fish

Dairy:
§ Jewel milk
§ Jewel Chunk cheese
§ Nonfat dry milk

"Extras"
§ Extra virgin olive oil
§ Spice blends
§ Sodium free bouillon


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