Saving Food Dollars Lesson Plan DHS 4583

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

State of Illinois
Department of Human Services

Participant's Name: _____________________________ Date: ___________________

Instructions: Match the food to the right price.


Breakfast

  • 2 eggs and 2 slices whole wheat toast
  • 1 oz cheerios (store brand) and 8 oz milk
  • 2 oz granola and 4 oz yogurt
  • 1 fast food breakfast sandwich

$ amount

  • .66
  • 1.01
  • .65
  • .96

Lunch

  • 1 Peanut butter & jelly sandwich
  • 4 oz canned chili, 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 bean burrito (pre-packaged)

$ amount

  • 1.00
  • .54
  • .70

Dinner

  • Spaghetti (1 cup pasta, 1/2 cup sauce)
  • 1 Slice of restaurant pizza
  • 4 oz meatloaf

$ amount

  • 3.83
  • .72
  • 1.00

Snack

  • Peanut butter crackers
  • 1 Fast food dollar menu snack
  • String Cheese
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots

$ amount

  • 1.01
  • 44
  • 24
  • 46

Money Saving Tips

  1. Keep a grocery list in your kitchen
  2. Plan meals ahead
  3. Shop on a full stomach
  4. Look for bargains
  5. Use coupons for things you normally buy
  6. Use the "unit price"
  7. Bring your own shopping bags
  8. Watch for errors during check out
  9. Prepare more homemade food
  10. Buy bigger portions

One step I can take to save money at the grocery store and still eat healthy:


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