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Kids' Healthy Weight

Shopping List on a Tight Budget!

It all starts with shopping! See the choices below for ideas of things to put in your cart. And some ideas of how to find what you want and save.

Proteins:

Sides:

Snacks/Desserts:

Breakfasts:

Other:

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Food Items Compare the Costs

Frozen store brand chickern beast

Brand name chicken breasts    

 

$3.69 for 6 pieces

$5.49 for 3 pieces

 

Dried beans                                              

Ground beef      

                                       

$.79 for 1 pound of dried or $.50 for 1 can

$3.89 for 1 pound

 

Frozen broccoli  

Fresh broccoli    

 

$1.75/ for 3-4 servings

$3.49/ for 3 servings

 

Plain Brown Rice    

Pre-Packaged Rice Mix w/Sauce 

 

$2.19/ for 19 servings

$1.50/ for 1 ½ servings

 

Frozen Fruit, such as berries

Potato Chips

 

$2.89/ for 4 servings

$3.89/ for 1 bag

 

Light store brand vanilla yogurt

Ice cream  

 

$1.59/ for 3 ½ servings

$5.29/ for 16 half-cup servings

 

Plain oatmeal  

Pre-packaged oatmeal

 

$2.50/ for 30 servings

$3.79/ for 10 packages

 

Store brand wheat cereal  

Specialty “kids” cereal

 

$2.69 for 1 box

$5.99 for 1 box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This guide was originally developed for hard copy distribution by pediatric experts at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital & colleagues in the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association with a grant from the Ohio Department of Health.

This children's health content is brought to you with support from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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Last Reviewed: Jun 23, 2013

Leona  Cuttler, MD Leona Cuttler, MD
Professor
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University