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shop smart in the produce aisleSometimes fresh produce is the better bargain.
Tip: It takes all of 5 seconds to peel a carrot. (And think of the calories you’ll expend hunting for the vegetable peeler buried in that gadget drawer.) Instead of eating 7 or 8 baby carrots, chomp on an entire carrot, the nutritional equivalent, and save yourself some loot.
Tip: At first glance, it may not look like much of a savings, but you’re actually getting more broccoli for your greenbacks with the frozen variety. When you buy fresh broccoli, you're paying for the hefty stalk that's going to end up down the garbage disposal. With frozen broccoli everything in the bag is edible. When the price of fresh broccoli dips lower than the frozen variety, consider it a bargain.
Tip: To save a bundle on salads, break open the cabbage, wash it, and store it in the fridge in a plastic container. Keep a hand grater nearby and shred as needed for your salads and pita sandwiches.
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