The first step to saving money at the grocery store is planning ahead. Make a meal plan for the week, check what you have on-hand and make a list of what (and how much) you need at the store. Buy bulk items to save on packaging and price, and learn how to grow and preserve your own food to increase your savings. Check out these resources and articles for more ways to save on food.
Create a meal plan for your family using chef-approved recipes that everyone will like with the help of Food on the Table.
Check out Love Food Hate Waste for recipe ideas for leftovers.
Find recipes with a seasonal focus from Mollie Katzen, NY Times best-selling author of the Moosewood Cookbook and Enchanted Broccoli Forest.
More great recipe ideas are available online from the Portland Farmers Market.
Do it yourself
Tips and recipes for creating good food simply, from The Minimalist.
Harvest the fruit in your own backyard (or your neighbors). Portland Fruit Tree Project can help.
Preserve it! OSU Extension delivers the latest research on preparing food safely and preserving the flavor of your bountiful garden.
Don’t throw the Tupperware out with the tofu! Buy durable and reusable containers, like these handy reuseit bags.
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