10 Ways To Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget

Ok, so you want to make the transition  to eat more healthy, but you don’t want to break the bank doing it either.

I’ve got good news, it shouldn’t. In fact many times unhealthier food options can be more expensive (especially snack foods) than healthier options. Not to mention also in the long run when it starts to affect your health adversely.

Below I’ve listed ten ways that will make it possible to eat more healthy, nutrient dense foods and snacks in a more affordable way. Let’s face it, we all love to save money whenever we can , but we shouldn’t have to skimp on our health to do so. You can do it, and I am going to show you how!!


1.
 Make more foods from scratch.
Yes, it’s a little more time consuming ,
but at least you’ll know what’s going into your food
and you’ll be able to pronounce it too 🙂
You’ll be making a wise investment into your family’s health.
Now, that’s a good feeling isn’t it??!!

 

2. Buy in bulk at Wholesale Clubs like Costcos,
Sam’s Club ,etc…

I am finding Costcos is getting a lot more organic foods,
and the prices are amazing!!
Especially  if you hit a sale on top of it.
This would be a great time to stock up.

 

3. Go to farmer’s markets whenever you can.
Also you can ask if their produce is pesticide free and they’ll tell you.
Most times their produce can be quite a bit cheaper than you buying it at the store.

4. Grow your own garden.

In fact make it a family effort with everyone helping.
One week have someone water while another person does the weeding.
Try to do some canning too if possible , so you’ll have enough to last thru the winter.
You could also can with all the produce you get from the farmer’s market too.

  5. Make a weekly menu plan.
Every Sunday night I will plan out 3 meals for each day of the upcoming week.
This is what I do and boy does it take the stress out of meal planning each day!!
I’ll do a quick inventory of what food is in the house,
pull out my master list of breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas and from that I plan the menus.
There is no better feeling than taking the guesswork out of what I’ll be making each day.
Be sure to use up  the hidden foods you may of forgot about
at the back of the refrigerator , freezer, and  the back of cupboards.

 

6. Make a grocery list and stick to it!!
Be sure to always eat first before going grocery shopping.
It really does make a difference on how much you spend.
Everything looks extra good to you when your hungry
so you will tend to always  buy more than what you need.
Also you can cut down on meats which can be very expensive
and maybe try more high protein options like beans,
eggs, lentils or quinoa as replacements.
Also, don’t be afraid to hunt for coupons!  😉
It may be time consuming but it is well worth it!

7. Get groceries delivered to your door!
If the option is available to you, save yourself a trip and maybe some gas money
and have the groceries delivered straight to your door!
Wal-mart and Woodmans offer this.

8.  Buy more generic.
Even organic and natural foods have generic brands.
They are sold for a fraction of the price of the more regular name brand items,
You just to seek them out.
Aldis is another  grocery store chain that is going more organic
and offering more and more natural food options but at great affordable prices.
They have an organic line by Simply Nature that my family and I love.

9.  Stop buying junk foods.
A once in a while cheat is okay, but they really add up fast in price.
Instead buy healthier , cheaper options
like : yogurts, healthy trail mixes, fruits, nuts, avocados
(make your own guacomole ) veggies to go with  hummus dip.
You could also  make your own sour cream and onion dip too,
organic fruit ropes or gummies ,popcorn ,etc….
You can find a lot these at Aldis by the way for way cheaper 🙂

10.  Purposely make larger meals so there will be leftovers for the next day’s lunch or dinner.
You can also freeze leftovers for those times you are too busy to cook
and may be tempted to eat poorly or to eat out.

So hopefully these will give you some great ideas on how to cut the cost
while not skimping on  wiser food choices either.
Now you can see it’s possible to  enjoy eating healthy on a tight budget.
If you’ve got some tips you’d like to share please feel free to share them in the comments below.

Happy shopping and money saving!

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