Basics for Beginners: Typical Argument AGAINST couponing: “I like to feed my family healthy meals, and you just can’t get coupons for those things.”
While it is true that you can get coupons for quite a few junk food items, there are also plenty of healthy things that you can get with coupons. There are always coupons for frozen vegetables, canned vegetables, brown rice, and of course always health and beauty products. During Harris Teeter’s triple coupons I was able to stock up on whole wheat pasta, brown rice, canned green chilis. At a mix and match sale, I was able to stock up on dried beans, whole wheat pasta and organic canned veggies. I’m also able to stock up on cheese, yogurts (I’ve found that you can freeze some yogurts, and then thaw them out and they taste the same OR use them in smoothies, YUMMY), organic milk and eggs just to name a few.
We try and eat as organically as possible in my family. My parents have an organic farm. So, yes, you cannot regularly get fresh produce with a coupon, but you can get other things with your coupons, and if you are developing a frugal lifestyle and want to stay healthy at the same time, I would suggest planting a garden. We have and are looking forward to fresh salads and produce soon. For tips on how to grow gardens in small spaces see http://www.squarefootgardening.com/.