Smart Saving

Eat What you Buy

Bowl of hearty chicken noodle soup.Use up leftovers and the ingredients you have before buying more. You'll waste less, save more and may even find a new favorite dish.

Tips to eat what you buy

  • Move food that's likely to spoil soon to the front of the shelf or a designated "eat this first" area each week.
  • Learn the difference between "sell-by", "use-by" and expiration dates. You can rely on your own sight and smell over food dates in most cases.
  • Make casseroles, frittatas, soups and smoothies from leftovers and extra ingredients.
  • Create a list each week of foods that may spoil soon and plan upcoming meals around them.

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