Watch Stephanie Nelson, the Coupon Mom, teach one mom how to buy healthy groceries for an entire week, and spend just $50.
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How to Buy Healthy Groceries for 50$
Dr.: So what we did is we sent coupon mom with Cory to show her how to buy healthy groceries for an entire week while spending $50 and we had to see if she could do it for herself take a look.
Cory: Hi Stephanie.
Stephanie: How about you go shopping and buy what you usually buy.
Cory: Okay $50.
Stephanie: The moment of true.
Stephanie: Okay it looks like we got about 2 bags of groceries but I want to teach you some tricks for how you can get a lot more of the things you like for the less money.
Regular carrots with 59 cents a pound and it takes less than 5 minutes to cut up and peel carrots I’ve timed this.
The key to strategic shopping is to combine sales with coupons but also to combine them with your store promotions.
If you got a head o Romaine lettuce you’re going to save about 70%
They’re on sale they’re half price so you get that absolutely free.
It will end up costing a dollar 50 instead of 359.
You don’t have to be above because stuff like the fresh produce.
Still feed your family and budget.
Cory: I love it yehey.
Stephanie: 3 times as much as what you got before just took a little bit of planning.
Cory: I’m coupon mom too.
Dr.: So I’m here in our doctor’s grocery isle and I’m with Cory so Cory this doesn’t look like enough food to feed you all for a week.
Cory: Probably not I think I would be back in the grocery store.
Dr.: So I have to confess you got a few fruits and vegetables in here but I’m seeing a lot of processed foods, white bread.
Dr.: And you got high sugar beverages even the peanut butter that shows its loaded with sugar so you spend 50 bucks and not enough to feed your family but on top of that not necessarily healthy choices 50 bucks can get you this or Stephanie coupon mom also 50 bucks look at this.\
And this is not a gimmick I saw the sales receipts. You spent the same amount of money.
Dr.: Organic and I can’t even tell what’s underneath but it looks like you got a full turkey, chicken, lunch meat. How is this possible.
Stephanie: Well the key was that we came to the store with a plan I looked at what was on sale and then I chose my menus based around what sale items and we also skipped the cost of convenience so Cory picked some pre-pack of snacks she picked individually peeled carrots you can save 70% on vegetables by just washing the lettuce or cutting your own carrots buying the bag of apples instead of the individual apples saves 50% right there. So simple smart shopping not just coupons but again there are coupons for all of these healthy items like yogurt, orange juice whole grain bread, cereal organic items, combine the two together you can feed you family healthy food for les than $50.
Dr. So you learned a lot though?
Dr: And the next time you go you can do this too right its not going to hurt?
Cory: No and you know what its still worth just that actual amount of time because honestly with this I will be in the grocer story again if 0—I get it done I’m not in the grocery store.
Dr: Great job to both of you thank you. I want to thank Albertsons for their help and their shopping challenge to make healthy shopping issue. They’ve actually started a new program to make nutrition IQ labels to they symbol just to help you know which are the healthiest and is blind brand name generics cost it’s a great way to get a glance of all these items check it out but remember the best way is to look at the ingredients yourself.