Eat Well Without Breaking The Bank
7 Tips on How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy does not have to be expensive. You do not have to shop at Whole Foods every week, or eat only organic foods to be healthy. There are other ways to buy healthy foods without spending a fortune.
Here are seven tips to help make your next grocery trip less expensive:
- Eat your greens: You can often get frozen vegetables for about a dollar a bag. These are easy to cook and will add a lot of nutrition to your meal!
- Learn to love whole grains: Whole grains are a great addition to any meal, or can even be eaten alone. Grains such as brown rice and quinoa are inexpensive and provide a good amount of fiber to help keep you full longer!
- Beans are a great alternative to meat. They are packed with protein and are far less expensive than chicken and steak.
- For the meat lovers: When buying meat, buy it in the family-sized, or value pack and freeze what you do not use.
- Drink more water: The cost of soda and sugary drinks can add up. Tap water is free and has zero calories! Add a squeeze of lemon, or lime for some extra flavor.
- Don’t forget about eggs: People sometimes underestimate the value of an egg. A dozen of eggs are relatively inexpensive and are a great source of protein. There are multiple ways to eat eggs, so you will never get bored. Boil an egg to top on a salad and you have yourself an easy and nutritious meal!
- Buy plain yogurt: Yes, the yogurt with fruit on the bottom sounds healthy, but actually it is loaded with sugar and more expensive. Purchase plain yogurt and add your own fruit to it!