Like "One thing that will save you a bunch of money is to get rid of all the sugar free and diabetic foods. Those cost a LOT more and they don't really do much for you. If you shop the perimeter of the store and stick to whole grain breads, veggies, lots of veggies, just a bit of lean meat and dairy that is low fat. Avoid the snack foods if you can. A bag of apples is better for you than a bag of chips. A couple heads of lettuce is a better choice than a box of mac and cheese. It is kind of swapping. It will take time to find what you like and will eat and what fits into your goals for better glucose numbers. Here are some discussions on shopping on a budget. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=grocery+shopping+on+a+budget&by=relevancy http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=budget&by=relevancy"