New Guide Makes it Easier to Find ‘Good Food on a Tight Budget’

Grocery shopping has become more confusing than ever! Supermarket aisles are lined with foods that have conflicting labels, making it tough for parents to get the healthiest, tastiest foods for their families without going over budget.

To help families make the most with their food dollars, the Environmental Working Group and Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters collaborated to produce ‘Good Food on a Tight Budget.’ Experts looked at nearly 1,200 different foods and assessed them according to price, healthfulness, and use of pesticides or other unhealthy additives to come up with a list of the 100 “best” healthy, affordable foods.

The guide has easy-to-use features, including:

  • Recommended foods by categories: Fruit, Vegetables, Grains, Protein, Dairy, Cooking fats & oils, Staples & spices
  • ‘Top Tips’ are listed at the bottom of each food category to help with meal preparation and storage
  • Icons show ‘Best buys’ and ‘Health tips,’ and point out when to ‘Use caution’ or ‘Read more’
  • The ‘Recipe’ section is chock full of healthy, low-cost recipes using the recommended budget-friendly ingredients

You can even print ‘Good Food on a Tight Budget’ to take with you to the grocery store! Let us know how you will use ‘Good Food on a Tight Budget’ the next time you head to the supermarket in the comments section below!

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