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Looking to stretch your food budget? These tips and recipes won't strain your wallet

Aug. 23, 2022

<The Columbus Dispatch> Grocery bills have been going up every month, with no sign of stopping.

“I like to find bright spots, but it's hard to find bright spots right now. We're in a tough time,” said agricultural economist Zoe Plakias, an assistant professor at Ohio State University.

“Prices across the board are higher,” she said. “Early in the year, I might have said, if pork or beef is expensive, you might buy chicken. But now, chicken has gone up, in part probably because people have switched from beef or pork. It's a little bit of a whack-a-mole.”

Year over year, food prices have increased about 10%, with more of a hit likely to come later in the year.

Inflation: Rising food costs: How do Greater Columbus grocery store prices stack up?

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