Monday, February 21, 2011

Healthy Super Couponing- Berries Part 1

Who doesn't love berries!  They are so delicious and nutritous but they can be very costly.  

My favorite way to save on my favorite fruit?  Buy when they are in season and/or on sale and freeze them. 

Sometimes a really great berry deal can be even better than buying them pre-frozen.

For example:

Here are some frozen berries.  This bag contains 2.5 cups and costs $3.19

Over the summer I purchased an assortment of berries at a great price of $.88 a pint.  I spread the berries on a cookie sheet to freeze them individually and then threw them in ziplock bags once frozen to use all winter long. 

Freezing them on a cookie sheet allows each berry to freeze separately, freezing a whole container together will leave you with one big frozen berry mess.

1 pint = 2 cups.  1 cup of my own frozen berries ends up costing me around $.44 cents.  1 cup of frozen berries from above cost $1.28, that's a savings of $.88 cents!

Berries will keep in the freezer for up to a year and can be taken out a cup at a time for use.

Looking for a way to use some frozen berries?  Check back soon!

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