You’ve no doubt read study after study that says the key to a more healthy life is a healthy diet, and you’ve gone to the grocery store committed to coming home with a cart full of healthy food only to be stopped by the sticker shock. The sad fact is that it’s often much cheaper to buy the processed foods that we’ve been warned are bad for us. Budgets are even tighter these days, and adding 10-15% to your grocery bill in order to buy healthier foods might not be realistic when you’re struggling with bills as it is. Health.com recently ran money saving tips on how to eat better but not break the bank that might be of interest if you’re trying to eat better, but want to save money while doing it.
- Frozen Berries. Buy more affordable frozen berries instead of the often out of season fresh berries.
- Quick Oats. Offer a cheaper and more nutritious breakfast than instant oatmeal or process cereals.
- Homemade Kale Chips. Cost only pennies to make and unlike potato chips are actually good for you!
- Canned Salmon. Just as full of omega-3 as the much more costly fresh salmon.
- Tofu. You can add it into smoothies for protein, or use it in stir fry’s for a cheap and healthy meal.
- Plan. Plan. Plan. Plan a weeks worth of meals before you go shopping. You’ll be able to double up on ingredients and make sure you don’t waste any of that expensive fresh produce by having a plan on what you are going to do with it.
- Look in your fridge and pantry. Before you go shopping double check what you already have and work what you already have into your weeks meal plan.
- Don’t be afraid of bruised produce. If you’re going to use it that night, you don’t need to be afraid of the older produce that is marked for clearance at the store. It’s just as full of nutrition as the newer produce.
- Stock up on Staples. When you see something you use a lot of and it’s on sale, don’t be afraid to stock up.
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