3 Ways to Lower Your Grocery Bill and “Go Further with Food”

ingredients for salads and produce for side dishes that go well with fish, chicken or meat entrées. To prevent fruit from rotting in the fridge, estimate how many pieces you’ll need for your lunches and snacks for the week.

“Sustainability is about making the best possible choices for your health, the health of the community, the environment and those producing your food,” Mills says. “Sustainable practices build strong communities, diverse ecosystems, and healthy individuals.”

Prepare meals in advance. Write down meals and recipes you want to make during the week. Be sure to include a variety of foods from the major food groups—fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy to get the nutrients you need.