Living in Los Angeles, I have access to great fruit and vegetables all year around. It's hard for me to pick a favorites, so instead I will talk about how I shop for fruits and vegetables all year around.
1. Review the Ads
On Tuesday night I get the sale ads and from there I make my shopping plan for the week. So I pick out whatever are considered the door busters, which are the great deals on the front page they get you an door. I very rarely buy anything that is not on sale.
2. Pick my selection
I usually shop for whatever fruits and vegetables are on sale for the week for example last week blueberries were $.98 and apricots were 2lbs for a dollar at Sprouts so those were my two fruits for week. I also got some great veggie deals on onions. For about a month, strawberries were my fruit of choice as they were so cheap usually about a dollar to two dollars a package.
This week I am planning on buying cherries (1.98/lb), mangos (2 for 1 dollar), watermelon (1.98), tomatoes (98 cents/lb), and bell peppers (98 cents).
3. Go Shopping
I usually shop on the weekends. Over the summer, I'm not going to be working on Wednesdays, so I will be switching my day of shopping to Wednesdays to allow for more time on the weekends but also because Sprouts does double ad Wednesdays where you can use last week's ad and this week's ad at the same time!
4. Rinse and Divide up
Once I am home, I cut up any food that needs to be chopped and then divide it up into containers so for the week it is just grab n go.
I only grocery shop once a week so I have to make sure I get everything I need. I sometimes have extra food I can't get to and will freeze it as needed.
How about you? What are some of your favorite fruits and vegetables? How often do you grocery shop?