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GET
EDUCATED

RECIPES.

Check out Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach department for a full list of recipes and other resources to help you manage your food budget and healthy eating. https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/cook/pantry-picks/

 

Here are just a few of our favorites!

Explore more recipes and product information by clicking here for USDA's Food and Nutrition Service website.

 
 

STRECH YOUR BUDGET.

Check out Iowa State University's Extension and Outreach department for information on how to plan your next meals. Learn more about menu planning, dive into shopping tools, utilize their food expenses tracking worksheet, and explore what you spend using their grocery budget calculator. https://spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu/plan/

Stretch your dollar with these helpful tips:

  1. Make a grocery list.

  2. Eat before you shop.

  3. Read the sales flyer.

  4. Use coupons.

  5. Look up and down for savings.

  6. Check for store brands.

  7. Grab from the back.

  8. Ask for a rain check if a sale item runs out.

  9. Compare unit prices.

  10. Join your store’s loyalty program.