Curly kale – most common type available; bright green leaves are tightly ruffled and stem is fibrous. Flavor is peppery, and can sometimes become quite bitter.
Tips on how to save money on oats:
Compare package sizes for the lowest cost per ounce.
Bulk oats may cost less than packaged oats.
Oats should smell faintly sweet or have no smell. Avoid oats that have an unpleasant or musty smell.
❁ Look for the whole grain stamp on packaged foods.
❁ Use cooked whole grains for salads, breakfast bowls, or a dinner side dish.
❁ Try whole grain pasta. It is firm and has a nutty taste.
❁ Choose greens that look crisp. Avoid wilted or yellowing leaves and browned stalks.
❁ Greens may be fresher and cost less when they are in season. Most are available spring through summer or fall. Kale, mustard greens and collard greens are available during the winter months.
❁ Choose firm, smooth skinned sweet potatoes without cuts, soft spots or bruises.
❁ Fresh sweet potatoes are likely to be lowest cost and best quality from October to January.
❁ Frozen and canned sweet potatoes (yams) are available year-round.
❁ Look for bright-colored split peas, usually green or golden yellow.
❁ Dried split peas are inexpensive and store well.
❁ Split peas are available pre-packaged or in bulk bins