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Why Popcorn is the Cheapest Snack

Eating popcorn, is a frugal persons dream snack. It  also, has a lot of benefits compared to other snacks, such as potato chips and candy. For example, eating popcorn instead of ice cream at night, saves calories and leaves you feeling fuller. furthermore, it has high dietary fiber qualities compared to the empty calories in ice cream. Remember not to pound on the butter after popping yourself a batch. Adding healthy alternatives, like herbs and oils are most commonly used to keep the calorie count down.

It’s also, very inexpensive costing no more than a few dollars a bag. Which will result in paying a quarter or two per serving. For a single person, it can last 1 or 2 weeks depending on your appetite. Whole grain popcorn should be added to the hall of fame, on the cheap snack list.

My favorite popcorn recipe is cayenne pepper with olive oil. The olive oil and cayenne sore in nutrition value and quality. The olive oil has omega 3 fatty acids, keeping your heart healthy. It’s also, good for your skin looking healthy and vibrant. The cayenne pepper is rich in vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin c, b6e, potassium, zinc, and calcium.

When your craving for a mid night snack;  Popcorn is your best friend and will pay off at the end of your day.

Follow the instructions on the back of your bag of popcorn. Then drizzle the olive oil over the popcorn with a few dashes of cayenne pepper.

5 Ways to Buy Cheap Food

1. Coupons

They come in your mailbox and on the internet. Most people disregard these coupons in the mail, but for the cheap food eater, these are like a gold mine. There are also coupons on the retailers websites of your favorite products. Don’t forget to check and see, if they have specials on your birthdate.

2. Buying in Bulk

Bulk purchases help the customer and companies save money on food. The companies pay less in packaging and may pass on some savings to the customer. The more the customers spends a product, the more the price is reduced. Also, the customer can buy small portions. It allows customers  to not buy a whole boxes of cereal, for instance.

3. Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Getting free food is always good. These tags are always highlight in newspapers and next, to the products. The meat department and the healthy smoothie sections, are the best places to find deals.

4. Managers Special

These specials usually come with a highlighted sticker on the package. Stores do this, because there trying to empty inventory, before the expiration date ends. Or the products are not selling well, which are mostly found in the specialty section. When you purchase these items, they should be eaten the same day, or frizzed to not go bad. Freezing is a good method to have cheap food last longer.

5. Savings Card

Almost every grocery store has a savings card. These cards dramatically save the customer money. While shopping, check out the tags, next to the products when your coasting down the aisles. It also allows the customers to try new products without paying full price.