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

November 14, 2016, 11:10 am | Christine Hradek

AMES, Iowa – 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.

Spend Smart Eat Smart“Our website has a brand new design that is modern and simple to navigate,” said Christine Hradek, 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.,’” Hradek 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.

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

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