AD: Reineke Family Dealerships
AD: Dr. Drain and Excavating
AD: Iron Skillet Restaurant

Online only - - - offering news, sports, information and inspiration for North Baltimore and the SouthWood area of Wood County, Ohio, U.S.A. • updated DAILY • CONTACT: editor@TheNBXpress.com

Monday, September 01, 2014

Are You Ready for Some FOOTBALL?

Which playing LEVEL of football will you watch the most?

High School
Younger than High School
College
Professional
I don't watch football

View Poll Report


   
ChowLine: Eat Better While Spending Less
Posting Date: 08/25/2014

Every week, I wince at the cost when I go through the grocery store checkout line. How can I save money but still eat healthfully?

It can seem like a challenge at times, but family and consumer science educators associated with Cooperative Extension and land-grant universities across the country offer tips to help, including:

  • Shop the sales. Look at grocery store fliers to see what’s being offered at a discount. They are often available online in advance to help you plan.
  • Shop on a full stomach. It’s true: You’ll tend to spend less than if you shop when you’re hungry.
  • Plan your meals based on sale items or items you already have on hand. Make a list according to your meal plan, and stick to the list when you shop — unless you see a cheaper alternative while you’re at the store.
  • These days you may find bargain prices on some items in the fresh produce aisle, but don’t forget frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. They are generally cheaper than buying fresh and have comparable nutrients. Try to incorporate more of these items in your meal planning.
  • Bypass convenience foods, such as preseasoned chicken breast and boxed or frozen dinners. Not only do you pay extra for them, but you can control the amount of salt and fat in foods when you prepare them yourself.
  • Check low and high shelves as you walk down the aisles: Often, that’s where you’ll find bargains.
  • Examine unit prices and check if there are lower-cost alternatives. Unit prices — the price per ounce, per pound or other unit — are often listed on the price tag on the store shelf. If not, you can do a quick calculation yourself by taking the price of the product and dividing it by the weight. Larger packages and store brands are normally cheaper than smaller packages and name brands, but not always, especially if there’s a sale or if you have a coupon.
  • That said, use coupons only when they make sense. Always check to see if you could save even more money by buying a store brand instead.
  • When you see an item that you often purchase offered at a significant discount, take advantage and stock up if it’s something that can be stored or frozen for later use.
  • Buying nonfood items at the grocery store can increase costs dramatically. See if you can buy them more cheaply at discount stores.

Need more ideas? Iowa State University Extension’s SpendSmart EatSmart website offers plenty: www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings/. Or, see ideas from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at snap.nal.usda.gov/resource-library/manage-your-food-resources-wisely/meal-planning-shopping-and-budgeting.

Chow Line is a service of Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Martha Filipic, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH, 43210-1043, or filipic.3@osu.edu.

 

 
Name  
Email  
Opinion (2000 Characters)  
Publish My Opinion    
 
CAPTCHA Image
Reload Image
 
 
05/27/2014 - Sixth Grade Spelling Bee held at Powell
05/14/2014 - Free Public Tour Series Features Ohio’s Organic and Sustainable Farms
12/29/2013 - News from North Baltimore Gleaner Arbor #461
12/27/2013 - NBACC Christmas Home Decorating Contest 2013
12/19/2013 - Check this out: A music video about CSX NWO
12/19/2013 - Reprise - NB Superintendent, Marlene North Retiring
12/13/2013 - NB Legion Post #539 Officers for 2013 - 14
12/11/2013 - Over 100 trees planted on south side of NB
12/10/2013 - Hush the NOISE!
12/10/2013 - NB Village Council COW meets tonight
12/08/2013 - Village Council Special Meeting Nov. 19 - Minutes
12/08/2013 - Village Council Minutes - Nov. 19
12/08/2013 - NBPD Report to Village Council - Nov. 2013
12/06/2013 - Village Administrator Report to Council for Nov. 2013
12/06/2013 - Finance Officer Report to Council - Nov. 2013
12/06/2013 - NB Library Newsletter for December '13
12/05/2013 - NB Fire Report for Nov. 2013
12/03/2013 - CHINA LAUNCHES LUNAR ROVER
12/01/2013 - This page will be populated with stories that are older than 7 days
NBHS Alumni Association 
Sections 
Special Sections 
Daily Games 
Websites 
 Keywords:
one or more words required
all words required
forced & ordered phrase
Multi forced & ordered phrase
words with exceptions
Help
 
 Issue date:
Date Format: dd-mm-yyyy


 

 

""""""""""
""""
TheNBXpress - Proud Member since 2010


Member The North Baltimore Area Chamber of Commerce