Now It’s Easier for Iowans to ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart

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Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.
“Our website has a brand new design that is modern and simple to navigate,” said Jill Weber, human sciences specialist.

“Whether your goal is to eat healthier, plan your family’s meals or save money at the grocery store, you can find tools to make it easier on ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.,’” Weber said.

The website is home to more than 150 recipes that are inexpensive and easy to prepare. How-to videos feature recipes, kitchen organization tips and basic food preparation techniques. The website also includes strategies for saving money in each part of the grocery store, as well as meal planning templates and resources.  The website will also automatically translate into the language the computers web browser is set to. 

“Managing a household is difficult enough. Our goal with ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’ is to make meal-planning, cooking and shopping easier,” Weber said.

Visit “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” at Iowans also can stay in touch through the blogFacebookTwitter and Pinterest. “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” is maintained by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

For more information about “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.,” contact Weber at
Do you have an app for that?

Yes, we do! Spend Smart. Eat Smart. is now available as an app. The brand new, free mobile app puts healthy eating and cost saving tools in the palm of your hand at the grocery store. These new tools on the app make it easier to eat healthy and stick to your budget.
§Unit Price Calculator: You will never have to wonder which product is a better buy again. The calculator will do unit price calculations with ease.
§Produce Basics: Review nutrition, selection, storage, cleaning and preparation information for a wide variety of fresh produce.
§Recipe Finder: Keep track of your favorite recipes from the website.
Download for free today from your app store!
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