Tag: Save Money

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Top 10 Recipes Under One Dollar per Serving

It seems like every year our grocery bill goes up, making it harder and harder to find nutritious, balanced meals that suit the whole family. Most of us know how to shop for cheap food – rice, beans, potatoes, eggs, etc. – but how many of us know how to transform those ingredients into great, […]

Eating Well for Less

Is it possible to eat healthily and save money? The answer is YES, but you have to monitor prices closely and avoid buying any processed foods—which implies cooking from scratch—and avoid buying fruits and vegetables that are out of season or pre-prepared.

Our Tips: Consuming Food After the Expiry Date

16 February, 2016 1 Comment

Lots of people think that foods that have crossed their expiry date should definitely be thrown out. But this is not necessarily the case, because this date is no guarantee of food safety. It is more of a suggestion from the manufacturer indicating the time during which the food is at its freshest. Actually this […]

4 Tips for Eating Affordable Fruits and Vegetables this Winter

14 January, 2016 1 Comment

Updated: 2020-01-16 Aside from the comment on cauliflower’s price at $ 7.49/ea, this article originally published in January 2016 is unfortunately still current, since the prices of vegetables and fruits always soar at the beginning of the year. In fact, researchers from Dalhousie and Guelph universities, in the 10th edition of their annual food price […]

TOP TEN: Most Read Articles of 2015

11 January, 2016 No Comments

Every year, we are blessed with more of you reading us, writing to us and asking us questions. To better understand what is of most interest to our fans, and guide our editorial choices for the new year, we analyzed all of the articles that we posted in 2015 and came up with the list […]

Your Groceries Will Cost 4% More in 2016

10 December, 2015 No Comments

For the fourth consecutive year, the price of groceries in Canada will rise faster than the general rate of inflation, according to the Food Institute of the University of Guelph, in Ontario.

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Pack sizes shrink… but prices don’t

The Journal de Montréal published the results of a small study to illustrate the phenomenon of “downsizing” in grocery stores, i.e., reduction in the selling size of a product while maintaining the same price. SOSCuisine was the one that provided the data for this study, because for several years now, we have been doing a weekly […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.

Simple and affordable tips for cleaning naturally

You can actually save a lot of money on house cleaning products if you unearth grandma’s trade secrets, which also have the advantage of not using industrial chemicals.

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Three new health food stores added to our list

Among the large number of messages we receive from our members, some are concerning the preferred supermarkets you would like to see added to our list. In the last few months 3 health food store chains have caught our attention.

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Eating will become even more expensive in 2015

6 February, 2015 No Comments

Due to the recent dip in the Canadian dollar, your grocery bill will shoot up even more than expected this year. According to an update released by the University of Guelph in Ontario last Tuesday, the price of some imported products such as vegetables could rise by as much as 7.5%. So the institute revised […]

Grocery bills will shoot up in 2015

19 January, 2015 No Comments

According to the Food Price Report 2015 published by the University of Guelph in early December, food prices in Canada will increase between 0.3% to 2.6% on average in 2015. The price rise could be higher than the rate of inflation. The largest increases will affect meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. In the case of […]

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