Home > Daily-tips 13 August 2013 5-a-day on a budget Eating your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to leave a dent in your wallet. 0 iStock Eating your daily requirement of fruit and vegetables doesn’t have to leave a dent in your wallet.Take action:Eat only fruits and vegetables that are in season, they are usually much cheaper. Buy them loose rather than pre-packaged, as loose items can cost as little as half the packaged price. Search for "buy one, get on free" deals on fruit and vegetables at your supermarket. Enjoy bulk deals by clubbing together with friends or family. Buy locally grown fruits and veggies at farmer's markets as they are usually fresher and cheaper. Make sure any surplus veggies don't go to waste by freezing them. You can also consider growing your own - vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, carrots and radishes are very easy to grow - even in pots.Visit our Nutrition Centre More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical This breathing technique could be just what you need Fitness "Here's how I transformed my body in just 8 weeks" Medical 5 lifestyle changes you can make today to improve urinary incontinence Parenting Kids need to be exposed to germs, but how much is okay? Diet and nutrition 11 reasons why you're not losing weight on the keto diet Medical How to survive the day after a night of terrible sleep Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.