Seasonal fall produce + ways to save at the grocery store

Pumpkin season has officially arrived and I couldn’t be happier! Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin overnight oats, pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin! As much as I adore all things pumpkin, I don’t want to overlook all of the other fantastic fall produce and foods.

fall produce-pumpkin spice sign

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Shopping in season is one quick and easy way to save a little bit on your grocery bill. Produce that is in season is often in abundant supply, thus the prices are lower! Shopping farmers markets or co-ops is a great way to get good prices on local, organic and seasonal produce. Have you ever tried to buy a watermelon in December? Yes, you can usually find one, however chances are you will be paying significantly more than you did for that same watermelon back in July. Check out our list below for seasonal fall produce and some ideas on how to incorporate them into your meals!

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Meat labeling: Organic, all natural, hormone free?

Maneuvering through the grocery store now a days can be challenging when trying to make good decisions about the foods you are buying. Is it worth the splurge on organic apples versus regular apples?  Or what about the non GMO cotton candy grapes? Organic meat vs all natural meat? Though it is wonderful there are so many options at the grocery store, it can be a little overwhelming if you are not informed about what the different labels on foods mean. We recently touched on how misleading certain health claims can be with our post on nutrition labels. Today specifically I wanted to talk about meat and the different health claims you can find on meat products.

The USDA is the government agency that is responsible for meat labeling and according to their website, there are 19 different labeling terms that can be used on meat products sold in the US!

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