How to Save on Groceries and Still Eat Healthy- Intro

New series from The Healthy Tomato

Lisa Manzer
2 min readMar 22, 2022


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It used to be that processed food was cheap and convenient, but that may not be the case any longer.

There is no debate that food prices are escalating. I see my grocery bill climb each week, and it will get a lot worse.

Food is 20% higher today than it was a year ago.

Implications From the War in Ukraine

Russia and Ukraine account for about 29 percent of the global wheat trade and are the world’s largest exporters of wheat. Ukraine exports about 16 percent of global corn.

Over the last year-and-a-half, the fertilizer industry has faced many challenges. Weather conditions, including winter freezes, hurricanes, COVID-19 outbreaks, trade sanctions on various nations, and supply chain disruptions, have caused the price of fertilizer to rise.

As Russia is a major exporter of fertilizer, producers are preparing for significant price escalation with the invasion of Ukraine.

Rising fertilizer prices will affect the price of everything. Meat, produce, cereals, and grains: Everything will go up.

Who Will Be Affected?

Our low-income populations will be hit the hardest. Food scarcity will cause increased chronic illness and suffering.

There are some things we can do to ease the pain on our pocketbooks.

I will be providing bite-size tips to help stretch your grocery bill so you can get more bang for your buck and still eat healthy.

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What Can We Do?



Lisa Manzer

👩‍⚕️Retired RN 🌪 Disparager of Big Food, Big Pharma, and Big Government ☠ Learning from my past, enjoying today, and preparing for tomorrow.