Shop Smart

Eating Healthy On A Budget

Healthy eating doesn’t have to break the bank. Try these savvy shopping strategies:

  • Look for sales and coupons for fruits and vegetables.
  • Chop your own fruits and vegetables at home. Pre-cut produce costs more than whole.
  • Consider store-brand frozen fruits and veggies—they’re often less expensive than brand names.
  • Say no to single servings of produce. Small packages are often more expensive than larger ones.
  • Shop discount grocery stores for deals on fruits and vegetables—especially frozen and canned items—because they are all healthy for kids.
  • Pick supermarkets over convenience stores. Larger stores have a wider selection and produce is often cheaper.
  • Shop at local public markets for fresh produce. Try the Rochester Public Market or search for other local farmer's markets.
  • Buy fresh fruits and vegetables in season when they tend to be less expensive. Check out the shopping smart guide.
  • Learn more ways to stretch your fruit and vegetable budget!