Here are some great options to look for when grocery shopping:
Beans & Other Legumes
Eat Well Tip: If using canned beans or peas, choose low sodium options, or rinse before using to lower the sodium (salt) content by 41 percent! Use beans or lentils in tacos, chili, soups, or in a classic favorite - Beans and Rice.
Spend Less Tip: Dried beans and lentils tend to be less expensive than their canned versions. Buying dried beans and peas in bulk will often cost less. Be sure to check the unit price to know for sure if you are getting the best deal.
Eat Well Tip: Look for low sodium soy foods whenever possible and don’t forget to pair with lots of veggies to make a balanced meal. For instance, try our Simple Veggie Tofu or enjoy a veggie burger with a salad. Learn how to cook tofu here.
Spend Less Tip: Some veggie burgers can be very expensive. Look for store brands when available and watch for sales or coupons. [Find more money-saving grocery shopping tips here.]
Eat Well Tip: A tablespoon of peanut butter paired with apple slices makes a filling snack. Or, spread 2 tablespoons on whole grain bread and top with sliced banana for a classic favorite.
Spend Less Tip: You can often find peanut butter on sale for $1 a jar! Stock up when you find a sale, or look for the store brand which tends to cost less.