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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.

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.

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