As a senior, you probably no longer need to cook big meals for you and your family, which can be quite frustrating when you’re trying to buy grocery items that don’t come in bulk. However, there are ways to shop smart, ensuring you’re getting the most bang for your buck when purchasing food.
One thing you don’t need to worry about is nonperishable items. Picking up a box of pasta that serves eight people will last a while, so a box of spaghetti will not go to waste if you leave some of the uncooked noodles in a sealed container.
Of course, a large part of eating healthy is incorporating fruit and vegetables into your diet, but you may be a little nervous to purchase these items, as they go bad quickly. First, it’s a good idea to research what fruits and veggies are in season, as this may increase shelf life. Additionally, you need to know how certain vegetables can be stored. For example, onions, potatoes and garlic should be kept out of the refrigerator and directly out of sunlight, while carrots, peas, corn and cauliflower can be frozen after they are cut up and boiled.
These kinds of tips will ensure that you’re not throwing away more food than you eat.