How to get it on SALE--EVERY TIME
- Check grocery ads and store websites for sales and coupons.
- When you see an item advertised on sale, add it to your shopping list and stock up, making sure to note the brand, package size and cost.
Grain products are foods made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or any other grains.
According to MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, school-age youth need about 5 to 8 ounces of grains a day; adults need 6 to 8 ounces.
In general, a 1-ounce equivalent is:
Download Spend Smart Basics: Grains for more information about smart shopping in the bread aisle.
Whole grain products may cost a few cents more but the added nutritional value makes them a smart buy. Use these clues to make sure you get the whole grain you pay for.
Be patient and experiment. If your family prefers or currently eats refined bread and crackers, start with products that list both whole wheat and enriched flour, but make sure whole wheat is first on the ingredient list.