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Eat Healthy at the Farmer’s Market, Step 1

Follow along with SNAP-Ed NY Nutrition Educator, Mary Ann, as she shows you the first step (out of three) to eating healthy on a budget using your local farmer’s market!

The first step in eating healthy on a budget is planning!

It’s important to make a plan before you go grocery shopping or to your local farmer’s market. Making a grocery list can help you maximize your money and make healthier choices. But what should you put on your shopping list?

Here are some tips for making and sticking to a healthy plan:

• Plan out your dinners for the entire week. This will help you to create a shopping list to stick to. When you have all the ingredients for your meals, you will be less tempted to order pizza, take-out, or fast-food during the week. 
• Never shop hungry. This will help you stick to your list and avoid buying unnecessary items. It will also help you avoid buying items on impulse.
• Look at your local grocery store or market’s website or flyer to see what’s available, in season, or on sale, and then plan your meals around those deals!
• Never go shopping without a shopping list!

Remember to use MyPlate to plan healthy, balanced meals. 

Here are some tips to keep in mind:
• Vary your protein–and don’t forget to choose lean proteins, such as beans or canned tuna!
• Choose low-fat dairy options to help keep your heart healthy down the road.
• Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Your local farmer’s market is a great place to get fresh, local produce.

These are small changes you can make that will make a big difference on your health! Next time you go to your local grocery store or market, start with a plan. Following these tips will help you eat healthier and stick to your budget!

Learn how to eat healthy with our helpful videos!

Learn how to save time with our helpful tip sheets!

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