Being mindful of prices when you shop can help you save. For instance, if the fresh produce you buy often goes bad, buy more frozen instead. Frozen produce is just nutritious as fresh, and lasts longer. Instead of expensive cuts of meat, buy dried beans next time you shop. They’re a leaner, cheaper source of protein. Look for lower-priced store brands, instead of name brands. And avoid the inner aisles, where you’ll find high-priced packaged foods that tend to be bad for both your budget and waistline.

How do you keep your food budget in check?