Shopping healthy on a budget

It is possible to feed your family healthy foods while sticking to a budget. Learn strategies for saving while at the store to maximize your food budget.

Just about everyone is looking to save a few dollars, especially at the grocery store. Food budgets tend to be one of the first things families look at when trying to tighten their budgets since, depending on the size of the family, food expenses can be a major piece of the family income. The challenge is then finding ways to eat healthy without spending a lot of money. There are some very simple strategies that anyone can use when going grocery shopping to make healthy choices fit within a tight budget.

These are just some strategies you and your family can use to help increase the amount of healthy foods served at home, while keeping to your food budget. For more information and programs on healthy eating on a budget, contact your local Michigan State University Extension office.