Meal Planning, Shopping and Budgeting

Meal Planning

Save Money by Making Meals At Home (PDF | 833 KB)

SNAP-Ed, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension.

Creating Top-Notch Menus

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service.

Ideas for Planning Thrifty Menus

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Cooking Healthy Meals for 1 or 2 People

SNAP-Ed, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension.

This Web site links to a PDF checklist (672 KB).


Supermarket Savings: 16 Tips that Can Total Big Bucks

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

101+ Ways to Save Food Dollars (PDF | 580 KB)

SNAP-Ed, Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Squeezed by Rising Food Prices? Read this Handout!

University of Missouri Extension.

Make the Most of Your Food Dollars: Food Shopping on a Budget (PDF | 420 KB)

University of Georgia; Ft. Valley State University.

Tipsheet: Healthy Eating Starts With Healthy Food Shopping

DHHS. NIH. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Read Spending Less and Eating Better: A Shopper's Guide (PDF | 2.5 MB)

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Cooperative Extension Service.


shopping bag with SNAP written on it 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag Through SNAP

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Offers tools to help you learn if you or someone you know might be eligible for SNAP. Also as a printable PDF (57 KB).

MyPlate on a Budget Cover Meeting Your MyPlate Goals on a Budget (PDF | 4.74 MB)

Cooking Matters.

Guide to help professionals teach clients to meet MyPlate goals on a budget available here(PDF | 467 KB).

MyPlate logo Healthy Eating on a Budget

USDA. Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion.

Stretching Your Food Dollar

University of Minnesota Extension.

Available in both English and Spanish.

spendsmarteatsmart Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

SNAP-Ed, Iowa State University Extension.

Freezing Sandwiches

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.

Spend Smart Eat Smart App. Spend Smart Eat Smart App

SNAP-Ed, Iowa State University Extension. Spend Smart, Eat Smart.

Save time and money in the grocery store with this free app that lets you compare unit prices, find recipes, check out storage selection tips, and more at the touch of a button!