8 Ways to Slash Your Grocery Bill—with Healthy Food

Shop healthy and save money on your next trip to the grocery store.

By Emily Main


Save money on your grocery bill while buying cheap and healthy food!8. Forage for fruit.
Take a look around your neighborhood, and you might be shocked to find free fruit begging to be picked, whether from a tree near the sidewalk or branches hanging off your neighbor’s fig tree (presuming your neighbor won't mind).

There’s a growing interest in neighborhood fruit foraging, and quite a few cities have maps that plot out where you can find fruit trees.

Locate one near you at neighborhoodfruit.com or veggietrader.com. Be sure to wash before you eat.

To make your own natural cleaning concoction: Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar, and 1 cup cold tap water in a spray bottle, shake well, and apply to your produce. Rinse with water.