Senior Chef
Kids Cooking Lessons
16-18 years old
Lesson 3

For today's Kids Cooking Lessons take your Senior Chef on a special shopping trip to the grocery store. Use this time to teach him/her about shopping wisely.

Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum

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Kids Cooking Lessons- Teaching Your Teen to Shop Wisely

Show your Senior Chef what the best meat, produce, grains, etc. to buy and what kind of food you should stock your kitchen with. Soon your child will be going to college or leaving home and will be the sole shopper.

Teach him/her all the tricks and hints you can think of that would be beneficial.

10 Quick Grocery Shopping Tips to Share With Your Teenager

  1. Eat first. Don't shop when you are hungry. You will come home with a lot less money and more food than needed.
  2. groceris in bag

  3. Store brands are okay. Often times, if you compare the more expensive brand name versus the store brands, you will save money if you choose the store brand.

  4. Placement of food in a grocery store is all about making money. You usually have to walk through a lot of other yummy looking items to get to the staple foods and healthy foods. In the aisles look up or down for better prices as more expensive items are placed at eye level.

  5. Watch the scanner. Make sure you are paying the right price when checking out. The scanner can make mistakes.

  6. Read labels. Is what you are buying, the healthiest choice?

  7. Grocery lists. Write out a grocery list before you get to the store and stick to what is on your list.

  8. Shop sales and grocery flyers.

  9. Compare prices by portion. How many servings/cost. Often times this is shown on the price sticker on the shelf. If it's not, calculate it yourself.

  10. Menu Plan. Have a menu planned out and follow your grocery list.

  11. Use coupons. Use coupons or rebates on items you use regularly.

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