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Posted by Joan Salge Blake February 26, 2014 01:30 PM
Over the past year, I have noticed that I am clipping less, and consequently, saving less at the supermarket. Apparently, I am not the only one noticing this coupon desert.
Researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) scoured over 1,000 online store coupons from six national grocery chains and uncovered that deals for healthy foods were practically nonexistent:
I did my own web crawling and found a few supermarket and major food company websites that provided coupons for healthier foods, such as juiced-packed canned fruit, lean ground turkey, and frozen veggies as well as low fat yogurts and whole grain cereals. I also uncovered that March is National Frozen Food Month, which is good news for healthy bargain hunters as frozen veggies and fruits are as nutritious as fresh. Also, frozen produce is cleaned, prepped, and ready-to-cook. It's like have Rachel Ray tucked away in your freezer.
According to Julie Henderson at the National Frozen and Refrigerated Foods Association (NFFA), the consumer can expect to see more newspaper coupons for frozen foods starting this Sunday and during the month of March. Many food manufacturers may also be putting their frozen food products on sale as well as offering additional coupons online.
Here are some coupon links that I uncovered to help you eat healthier and save money while doing it:
Passion for Savings
Live Better America
Be well, Joan
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Originally published on the blog Nutrition and You!.
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About the authorJoan Salge Blake, MS, RD, LDN, is a clinical associate professor and registered dietitian at Boston University in the Nutrition Program. Joan is the author of Nutrition &You, 2nd Edition, More »
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