Want to save some money on your food bill, either to combat rising prices or to free up dollars for higher-quality items?
One simple way is to stop buying overpriced cooking sprays in aerosol cans; their function can easily be replaced by pouring a touch of oil from a bottle into a pan and spreading it with your fingers or a paper towel.
These spray cans sell for $3 to $4 for six ounces of oil, not a bargain considering 32 ounces of good olive oil can be bought for under $10.
In addition, the overwhelming majority of these vegetable sprays (especially canola, soybean and corn) are made from genetically-modified, pesticide-laden crops. For more information on how these oils are made, click here.
Opt for high-quality olive oil, butter or coconut oil. If you want the neutral flavor of the vegetable oils, buy organic or non-GMO brands (i.e. Spectrum) in bottles. You'll still come out ahead financially.