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.
Fruits contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are a good source of fiber and also are low in fat. Because each fruit has a unique nutrient profile, we need to include a variety in our meals and snacks. All fruits and 100% juice are part of the fruit group.
According to MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, children need 1 to 1 1/2 cups of fruit daily. Teens and adults need 1 1/2 to 2 cups.
In general, one cup counts as:
Download Spend Smart Basics: Fruit for more information on spending smart in the fruit aisle.
Pack and go! Fruit is nature's original fast food. When it's snack time, grab an apple or orange, or a zip-lock bag filled with cherries, grapes, dried dates, figs, prunes, raisins, or apricots.
Fresh, canned, frozen, dried, and 100% juice have similar nutrient values. Try these tips for finding the smart buys. Take a calculator to the store (or use the one on your cell phone) to figure the unit prices.