Take advantage of seasonal produce.

Produce is most nutritious when it is at the peak of freshness. That’s when it’s meant to be consumed. Lucky for us, that’s usually when it is the least expensive. It’s a good example of the economic principle of supply-and-demand. An abundance of in-season crops drives their price down because produce is perishable and what farmers and markets can’t sell, they must throw away and eat the loss. But it’s a chance for you to reap the benefits of what they sow. To bolster your budget, check out what produce is in season in your area.