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Healthy Eating and Healthy Spending

The Whole Deal Value Guide Jan/Feb 2014You don’t need to choose between cents and sensibility on the road to healthy eating. Make a smart start in 2014 with these money-saving tips.

  1. Go organic with ease. Shop for our 365 Everyday Value® organic products, seek out sales, use coupons and scoop up savings from bulk bins.
  2. Subscribe to savings. Sign up for The Whole Deal email newsletter to receive notice of new online coupons and bonus coupons!
  3. Bang for your buck. Foods like whole grains, beans, lentils, fruits and veggies give you more nutrients for less cash. Hungry for inspiration? Check out our recent post on super foods.
  4. Save in season. Citrus fruits and dark leafy greens are in season now. Make the most of it by trying new varieties as they go on sale and find tasty recipes here.
  5. Bulk up. From nuts and grains to dried fruit and beans, buy only the amount you need at great prices from our bulk bins.
  6. Cut waste. Use only what you need, when you need it with bags of frozen fruits, veggies, grilled chicken, shrimp and scallops.
  7. It pays to plan. Creating a meal plan before you shop is a key ingredient for healthy, hearty and wallet-friendly meals. (Tip: Read our Meal Planning Tips for Healthy Families.)
  8. Batch cooking. Cook beans and grains — quinoa, spelt, barley, rice ­— when you have the time, for fast and healthy meals later.

Looking for more sound solutions to healthy eating? The Whole Deal value guide and its 13 Sure Deals, $59+ in coupons, 12 new budget recipes and money-saving tips is here to help.

What’s your best money-saving tip for healthy eating? Share in the comments below.

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Debra says …

The bulk section totally helps me to stay within budget. It's especially helpful with spices. Buy just a teaspoon or whatever you need. No waste! Plus, why pay for packaging with things like oatmeal? I love the bulk section!

Jennifer Spivey says …

I have found that people who say it is too expensive to shop at Whole Foods are incorrect. I have been shopping there for 10 years now, and at first I admit...not being familiar with the store, it did seem pricey. However, once you utilize their fantastic products of the 365 brand, the bulk section, and learn the prices of things, I make out way better than when I was shopping at Wegmans.



Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@LINDA - We have a couple locations in Tulsa. We have a location at 1401 E. 41st St. and 9136 South Yale Avenue. You can always look up our locations online at http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/list.

gretty says …

i need easy recipes for kids to cook

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@GRETTY - You can run an advanced search on our recipe site for recipes to cook with kids! You can find those recipes here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/search/%20?f[0]=field_recipe_category%3A779