DASH Magazine: Getting Your Money’s Worth At the Market

In this month’s “Ask Melissa” column of DASH Magazine, a reader asks: “I always end up buying too much when I shop at warehouse stores. What’s the trick?” 

Her answer: It’s tempting to buy large quantities when the price is right, but remember: The most expensive ingredient is the one you throw away. To avoid wasting food, once I get home, I package and store bulk items in easy-to-use increments—like freezing ground beef in one-pound portions. Then, I make a quick meal plan to use up any perishables. Cut broccoli, for example, might show up in a stir-fry, raw with a dip, and again with pasta. Also, before you buy, keep in mind that stacking sales and coupons at the supermarket could save you even more than shopping at warehouse stores.

Click here to check out all Melissa’s stories in DASH.