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Comprar y Ahorrar - Zanahorias

Comprar y Ahorrar - Zanahorias

❁ Elija zanahorias firmes con color uniforme. Evite las zanahorias que estén blandas o flácidas. Si aun tiene hojas en la parte superior, éstas deben ser de un color verde brillante.

❁ Las zanahorias tipo “baby” no deben estar ni muy secas ni babosas.

Shop and Save - Carrots

Carrots Monthly

❁ Choose firm carrots with even color. Avoid carrots that are soft or limp. If the leaf tops are still on, they should be bright green.

❁ Baby carrots should be moist but not slimy.

Types of Carrots

Rainbow Carrots

Carrots come in many colors! If you don’t find them in stores, growing them from seed may be an option. Baby carrots are a type of carrot picked when they are still small. Baby-cut carrots are actually larger carrots that have been peeled and cut smaller.

Shop and Save - Turkey

Turkey Basics

❁ Turkey is available all year: whole, cut into pieces, ground or deli meat.

❁ Watch for sale prices on turkey, especially in November. Stock up if you can cook or freeze within a few days.

Types of Milk

Types of Milk Image
  • Fat-free, 1%, 2% and whole milk have increasing amounts of fat and calories but the same nutrients

including protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins A, D, B2, B3 and B12.

Milk - Shop and Save

Milk Food Hero Monthly

❁ Look for a date on the package to help you know how soon to use it.

❁ Milk sold in larger cartons and jugs is usually cheaper per ounce. Buy only the amount you can use before it spoils, or plan to freeze any extra.

❁ Powdered milk may cost the least.

Salad Greens - Shop and Save

Salad Greens Food Hero Monthly

❁ Look for leaves that are fresh and show no signs of wilting or spoiling.

❁ Buy an amount that you can use within about a week. Bags or containers usually have a “BEST if used by” date.

Types of Salad Greens


Try a mix for variety of flavor, texture and color. Darker color greens have more nutrients.

Herbs and Spices - Fresh or dried?

Fresh Herbs in a Bowl

Both fresh and dried herbs add flavor. Adjust amounts to your taste.

Most Herbs:

3 teaspoons fresh = 1 teaspoon dried


1 clove fresh = ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Pork - Shop and Save

Pork Monthly
  • Pork costs less than most other meats.
  • Look for a “BEST if used by” date on the package.
  • The leanest cuts of pork include tenderloin and loin or rib chops and roasts. Look for ground pork that is at least 85% lean.

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Banana Food Hero Monthly

❁ Bananas are available yearround at low prices. Yellow bananas are the most common and can be eaten at several stages of ripeness. Red bananas are shorter, plumper and only eaten when ripe. Plantains are related to bananas but are starchy, like root vegetables.

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Chicken Food Hero Monthly

❁ Whole raw chicken may be cost less per pound but some parts have little meat.

❁ Large bulk packages of pieces may be cheaper per pound than smaller packages.

❁ Boneless, skinless pieces cost more but save time and have the least waste.

Brussels Sprouts- Shop and Save

Food Hero Monthly Brussels Sprouts

❁ Choose firm, compact Brussels sprouts that are green and heavy for their size. They look like tiny cabbages.

❁ Brussels sprouts are available as individual sprouts or still attached to the stalk. Choose sprouts that are the same size so they will cook in the same amount of time.

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Tofu Food Hero Monthly

❁ Try store brands of canned tuna. They may be cheaper.

❁ Avoid cans that have dents, bulges, or signs of leaking.

❁ Weight of tuna cans may vary. Use the shelf sticker to compare cost per ounce rather than cost per can for the best value.