The Right Way to Grocery Shop

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The Right Way to Grocery Shop

Most grocery stores have produce, meat and dairy around the inner aisles, which have everything from dry foods to frozen ones. Organize the list this way, and you won’t wander the store or double back.


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Only get enough to last a week (or two, max).

  • Apples, oranges and bananas are cheap to buy in larger quantities.
  • Clementines are in season and are great for a quick breakfast or a study snack.
  • Bell peppers are really versatile, as are spinach and lettuce. Spinach can also be found in the frozen aisle and thrown into soups or omelets (which may be better since it’ll last longer than the fresh stuff).


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Frozen chicken breasts are cheaper than going to the meat counter and can be easily thawed to toss into a stir-fry, baked with a side of pasta or thrown on top of a salad.

Dairy (probiotics)

Photo by Krysten Dorfman

Photo by Krysten Dorfman

  • Yogurt is a quick snack that can stay in the fridge for over a week.
  • Cheese sticks or Laughing Cow cheeses are great for a snack or with lunch.

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