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Healthy Meals on a Budget

You can stretch your food dollar — and eat well, too.

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— Envision/Corbis

En español | Serving healthy meals on a tight budget can be challenging. But with a bit of knowledge — and a little planning — you and your loved ones can eat well without spending a ton on groceries. Strategies, such as buying fruits and vegetables in season and understanding which foods are the best buys in terms of nutrition and cost, can assist you in making wise food choices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Linda Netterville, a registered dietician and vice president of grants for the Meals on Wheels Association of America, says the best way to stretch a meal budget is to make casseroles and stews. “Choose a casserole over just eating a piece of meat,” Netterville advises. … Back to Article

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