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Eat nutritious meals without scarfing down your savings!

Posted at 6:30 AM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 09:30:25-04

Eating healthy might sound like you're scarfing down your savings, but there are ways to make nutritious selections without overspending. We found four tips from Amy Zavatto with Real Simple and added our own. 

In-season fruits and vegetables are less expensive most of the time. Check out farmers markets, and click here to see what produce is in season by month right here in Arizona.

Leftovers like veggie scraps belong in the freezer. Don't throw them away because you can use them as ingredients for another meal. Zavatto mentions making vegetable broth.

Buy in bulk! I'm sure that didn't surprise you. Nuts, seeds and grains purchased in bigger amounts keep the prices lower. What surprised me...Whole wheat flours and nuts are apparently best-kept in the freezer. 

Buying chicken breast, cold cuts and cans of soup for meals can cost around $20. Instead, buy a whole chicken, and get all those meals out of it for about $8. 

Here's an investment! Slow cooker meals can also save you money by providing meals for several days throughout the week.