It's no secret that eating healthy can be expensive. But it doesn't have to be! There are plenty of ways to eat healthy without breaking the bank. Here are some tips and tricks for how to eat healthy on a budget.
Shop at Your Local Farmer's Market
Seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only cheaper at the farmer's market, they're also fresher and more nutrient-dense than what you find at the grocery store.
Plus, you'll be supporting local farmers!
Plan Your Meals in Advance
Meal planning is key to eating healthy on a budget. By planning your meals in advance, you can make sure you're only buying what you need, and nothing more. Plus, you'll save time and effort in the kitchen by having everything you need on hand.
Pro tip: Plan your meals around foods that are on sale. Check store flyers, newspaper inserts and coupon sites online. You may be surprised at the good buys you’ll find. Just be sure to buy and plan for foods that you will actually use so that they don’t go to waste.
Cook in Bulk
Cooking in bulk is a great way to save money and time. Make a big batch of soup or chili on the weekend, and enjoy it all week long. Or cook a whole chicken and use the leftovers for sandwiches, salads, and more. Bulk cooking will help you stretch your food dollars…
And your imagination. Like my next tip…
Get Creative with Leftovers
Don't let your leftovers go to waste! There are endless possibilities for what to do with leftover rice, beans, meat, vegetables, etc.
Get creative and see what you can come up with. Chances are, your family will be just as excited about these new dishes as they would be about anything else on the table.
Buy in Season
Fruits and vegetables that are in season are usually cheaper…and tastier. So do some research and find out what's in season before you head to the store (or your farmer's market).
You'll be surprised at how much money you can save, and how delicious your meals will be.
Eating healthy doesn't have to be expensive if you know how to do it right.
By following these tips, you can save money and eat well at the same time. So what are you waiting for?
Start eating healthy today…
Your wallet and your waistline will thank you!