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Eating on the Cheap: The Frugal Foods and Discount Dinners Quiz
by Staff
Do you have what it takes to be a bargain shopper at the grocery store? Test your knowledge on frugal foods and see how you score.

Which superfood is typically the most inexpensive?

  • kidney beans
  • raw almonds
  • yogurt

Which of these is a frugal meal?

  • spaghetti
  • ramen and shrimp
  • both of the above

Which high-fiber food is the most frugal?

  • pistachio nuts
  • brown rice
  • raspberries

What option below is the best breakfast on a budget?

  • one cup of granola
  • bagels and lox
  • two fried eggs

Which of the following is the least frugal nut?

  • walnuts
  • macadamia nuts
  • cashews

True or false: Tuna canned with oil is cheaper than tuna canned with water.

  • true
  • false
  • There is no cost difference.

Which spice is not a frugal seasoning?

  • nutmeg
  • saffron
  • paprika

Which vegetable is the best value when you’re on a budget?

  • frozen peas
  • kale
  • squash

How are banana prices able to remain relatively low?

  • Bananas stay fresh longer than other fruits.
  • Most grocery stores buy bananas in bulk.
  • Bananas are available year-round.

Which tomato product is the most frugal choice?

  • one pound of fresh grape tomatoes
  • one fresh tomato
  • one can of diced tomatoes

Why are brand-name foods more expensive than generic brands?

  • Brand-name foods spend more money on advertising.
  • Brand-name foods include better ingredients than generic brands.
  • Grocery stores produce generic brands in-house.

Why is organic food almost never thought of as frugal?

  • Grocery stores charge small farms more money to sell organic foods.
  • Production costs are higher for organic foods.
  • There are many frugal organic foods.

Which potato is NOT a frugal choice?

  • la bonnotte potato
  • russet potato
  • sweet potato

When can you find fruits and vegetables at the cheapest prices?

  • during months when the produce isn’t in season
  • when the expiration date has almost approached
  • during peak months when the produce is in season

What frugal food can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner?

  • ham steak
  • lentils
  • potato chips

Which child-friendly pantry staple is a frugal food?

  • Nutella
  • maple syrup
  • peanut butter

Which vegetable is not a frugal food in most areas of the U.S.?

  • eggplant
  • avocado
  • cabbage

What ingredient in spaghetti is the most frugal?

  • whole-wheat pasta
  • jarred marinara sauce
  • ground sirloin beef

Which cut of beef is the most frugal?

  • rib-eye
  • T-bone
  • flank

Which of these snacks is the most frugal?

  • blackberries
  • trail mix
  • yogurt