3 Ways to Save on Fruit & Vegetables

I often hear people say, “It’s so expensive to eat healthy”. My reply is always the same, “It can be if you don’t know where to shop”.   In today’s blog I want to debunk the myth that fruit & vegetables are costly, and pass on some tips to help lighten the load on your purse next time you are shopping.

A diet high in fruit & vegetables is the key to your successful maintenance

A diet high in fruit & vegetables is the key to your successful maintenance

 1. Don’t buy your fruit & vegetables from supermarkets: While Coles and Woolies often feature discounted fruit and vegetables in their catalogues, the reality is that there may be 3-4 items on sale – while the rest of the fruit and vegetables you need, you have to pay top dollar for. Start shopping at your local green grocer for all your fruit and vegetable requirements. Not only will the price, overall, be cheaper than the supermarket, but the fruit and vegetables you buy will be much fresher. This is because most of the produce is supplied directly from the wholesale markets daily and put straight on the shelves for sale. Coles & Woolies, on the other hand, bulk-buy their fruit and vegetables and store it in temperature-controlled rooms until it is distributed – this means that the broccoli you buy from a supermarket can be up to 6 months old…yuk!

2. Find a local farmers’ market in your area: This is even better than going to a green grocer! The popularity of markets has exploded in the past few years, and in particular, those selling fruit and vegetables ‘straight from the farm’. Google where your closest farmers market takes place (often weekly/ fortnightly) and pay a visit. You will be amazed at how much cheaper the produce is and feel good about directly supporting our ‘farmers’ (as often you will be buying straight from the grower!). Best of all, there is often a wide-range of organic fruit and vegetables to select from and this is great if you are looking to cut back on your ‘chemical load’.

3. Grow your own: There is nothing more satisfying than growing your own fruit and vegetables – and it’s a great way to get your kids interested in eating them too. If you are a total novice, try starting with easy to grow options: tomatoes, radishes, beans, salad leaves, beetroot & strawberries are perfect. Don’t forget your herbs – basil, mint and dill (in the warmer months) are fool-proof. If you live in an apartment, you can grow most of these in tubs.

The Natural Way’s program is all about eating real food that you can buy – or grow – and teaching you all the lifestyle skills you need to maintain your weight once you get to goal.   This is a program like no other as every week, your own caring consultant will weigh & measure, support, motivate and educate you on your progress and ensure that you stay ‘on track’ until you get to your goal.

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About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way. We have 24 clinics nationally that help people to lose weight & educate on how to keep it off.
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4 Responses to 3 Ways to Save on Fruit & Vegetables

  1. dray0308 says:

    Reblogged this on Dream Big, Dream Often and commented:
    I posted about this a few days ago, but always like to provide more information. Check this out!

  2. Mazigrace says:

    I started a real garden this year. It’s so wonderful to go outside before dinner and pick a salad or herbs to garnish the meal. And it we don’t eat it all in one sitting it lasts for days. Just shows to go you …. that stuff in the grocery store has been picked a long time ago before you bring it to your table because it spoils so quickly. I have had my kale, lettuce and swiss chard in the frig for up to two weeks and it’s just as crispy and fresh as the day I picked it. Grow your own and you know exactly where it came from!!

  3. foguth says:

    We buy our basic fruits, veggies and meat at Sam’s Club. Perhaps it is just the one in our area, but they have really good organic lettuce blend. The only thing is that the container is big, so you’d need to eat a lot of salads, like we do.
    We also do the fruit/veggie stands and farmer’s market.

  4. Thank you for this piece of advice. Although I do not buy much vegetables anymore, ’cause I began setting up my own garden 🙂

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