Despite numerous studies that have proven eating a poor diet will only cost you more money, many people still need to be convinced that they can afford wholesome, healthy, delicious food. And we're not just talking about fruits and veggies; there are some higher-end options that are pretty reasonable right now!
Thanks to a bunch of stuff with the food supply, the dollar's strength, and China—yeah, we're really over-simplifying some serious economics—American grocery shoppers are getting some of the best food prices in years. We're not sure how long they'll last, but here's what to look for while the gettin' is good. And then for more smart, wallet-friendly hacks, scope out this list of 30 Ways to Save at the Grocery Store—Without Coupons!.
Lower supplies in 2015 meant higher prices and 2016 was okay for the cattle crew—until this summer's end. Now, prices have swung back down for consumers—but the USDA forecasts that it will go back up a bit for 2017. Fire up your grill with a good cut of meat while you can; it's one of the best sources of iron, after all! Find out more with our report on The Best Iron Rich Foods—And Why You Need Them!.
In what's being called a "mini-bailout," the U.S. government recently announced it would buy up 11 million pounds of cheese to help dairy farmers survive a surplus. Although this is supposed to stabilize the price of cheese and milk, you can still keep your eyes peeled for some good deals on your favorite gooey, creamy indulgence. If this tip doesn't apply to you because you've been scaling back on your dairy consumption, then here's something that you'll love: 22 Expert Tips for Cutting Back on Dairy.
After some much-needed rain in California, the "almond bloom" has been much more plentiful—a record haul, hopefully—and American consumers should see better prices for almonds than what they were paying last year around this time. Almonds are a flat-belly win and packed with tons of benefits, like being able to lower your cholesterol! Find out which nut is best for your different health goals with these 15 Nuts Better Than Protein Powder.