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5 Money-Saving Tips for Avoiding Spring Spoilage

By Value Guru, April 20, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Value Guru

Spring is the season for saving lots of green. The latest issue of The Whole Deal value guide makes it easy, by sharing how to avoid spring spoilage and reap the spoils with these money-saving tips.

  1. Shop at home. Build shopping lists around what you already have in your pantry and fridge. With our iPhone recipes app you can find dishes that use what you have on hand. Then add the remaining ingredients to your mobile shopping list.
  1. First in, first out. Rotate items in your fridge and pantry so the oldest items are at the front. Put the new milk behind the open container; you’ll be more likely to use them one at a time before they expire.
  2. Counter, pantry or fridge? Did you know that storing tomatoes in the refrigerator can ruin their flavor and cause a mealy texture? Use our fruit and vegetable guides to learn proper produce storage. That way it'll be in mint condition and have maximum flavor for recipes, like our Quick Pizza Margherita.
  3. Stock up. Save food today. Save money tomorrow. Freeze leftover ingredients now for making stocks, soups, smoothies and baked goods later. This Vegetable Bean Soup is a great way to use up leftover ingredients.
  4. Salad BarHit the bar. Do you have a recipe that requires only a handful of jicama sticks or a few cherry tomatoes, like our Pasta Primavera? Shop our stores' salad bars when you need very small amounts of vegetables.

Turn to the The Whole Deal value guide for $48+ in coupons, more than a dozen Sure Deals, 11 budget-friendly recipes and many more money-saving tips like these. There are lots of ways to save.

How to you prevent spoilage to stretch your dollar?

Category: Value - Whole Deal

 

4 Comments

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Mark DeVoe says ...
Good information, thank you for sharing.
06/12/2012 12:27:00 PM CDT
Sandy Gunther says ...
I would like to use the salad bar for small amount requirements but the vegetables there are not normally organic.
04/25/2012 3:15:13 PM CDT
julia says ...
I went through the coupon list and found one I will actually use. As a single person, retired, I cannot possibly use the large portions required of fresh, perishable food. Why not include smaller portions of, for example, yougurt?
05/08/2012 8:48:34 AM CDT
Angela Marsh says ...
Great tips! Also, I am fan of Whole Foods Market and your regular customer for many years now. Why? Because you are one of few stores that offers high quality natural food! The best food for my diet! :) Angela Cheers!
06/25/2012 7:50:02 AM CDT