What is the best-selling food at big stores like Wal-Mart?

bananas

Did you guess bananas?  I was surprised when I learned bananas are also the world’s best-selling fruit. Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium plus they are usually inexpensive. You get about 3 bananas for a pound depending on the size. Here in Iowa bananas have been 44 to 59 cents per pound which means they cost 15 to 20 cents each. Last week at my store you could buy bags of ripe bananas for 19 cents per pound which means they would cost about 8 cents each. That’s a really good deal IF they don’t spoil before you use them.

Since bananas are so popular we created three videos with helpful banana tips and a one page tip sheet to go with each one. Check them out!

1. Choose great bananas  Bananas are a popular fruit. Depending how you use them you may want to choose bananas at various stages of ripeness. To learn more about this topic, download the tip sheet (PDF): here

2. Make the most of your bananas Bananas are the most popular fruit in the United States. Learn new ways to include bananas in your meals and snacks. To learn more about this topic, download the tip sheet (PDF): here

3. Store bananas A ripe banana will last will last less than a week on the counter. So how can you best store bananas? Learn some options so your bananas don’t go to waste. To learn more about this topic, download the tip sheet (PDF): here

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Introducing … our new website

Over the last few months, we’ve been busy redesigning our website. And TA DA … we are happy to announce the new Spend Smart. Eat Smart. site is now available!

The site has new features and recipes, updated content, and easy access to recent blog posts, videos, and our social media outlets. Here’s a sneak peak of what you’ll find when you visit …

How To Channel
A completely NEW feature, this section contains a collection of videos and handouts focused on food shopping, food preparation, food safety & storage, and recipes.

Recipe Collection
Who doesn’t like browsing through recipes? Ours are easy, low cost, nutritious, and now organized in categories similar to what you might find in a cookbook – appetizers, main dish, soup, side dish, salads, snacks, and desserts.

Cost of Food At Home Calculator
This ever-popular tool is still available to help you determine a reasonable amount to spend on food for your family.

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There’s more, but I don’t want to totally spoil the surprise. Check out what we’ve been up to on the new site and let us know what you think!

– Kristin

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