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10 Tips for Better Grocery Shopping

You’re looking to save money: we all are. But you still need to eat! Here are 10 tips that will save you money on your groceries—every week.

  1. Plan out a weekly menu. This is the best way to ensure that your list is complete, and that you have enough food to serve your family dinner for the week.
  2. Always go with a list. If you go without a list, you may as well just throw your money away. After you’ve created your weekly menu, create a list of all the items that you’ll need.

In Praise of Muesli

We’ll admit, it’s not everybody’s cup of … breakfast food. But muesli has come a long way from its humble beginnings as alimentation designed for hospital patients!

What is muesli?

While modern muesli can contain any number of ingredients, at its base it’s a combination of raw rolled oats, grains, dried fruits, seed, and nuts, that are then mixed with milk, yogurt, or fruit juice.

Why Not Fondue Friday?

The days—and nights—are cold, and chances are you’re falling back on comfort foods to get you through. Beef stew. Soups of all kinds. Meat pies. Macaroni and cheese.

Speaking of cheese, one comfort food that you and your family may not have yet discovered is fondue. It comes from the Alps (Switzerland, France, and Italy), where they definitely know about cold. And besides being a food that will warm you up, fondue is … fun!

What's Your Grocery IQ?

We all need lists. It’s part of human nature to forget items, lose thoughts, and generally not get everything done we'd planned. And one of the most common lists is, of course, the grocery list. But how to organize it?

As the saying goes, “there’s an app for that.” Grocery IQ is currently available in mobile format for the iPhone, iPad and Android, and you can also get it online to print and bring with you. The best of both worlds!