Organic grocery stores can send us all into sticker shock! $6 for a bushel of broccoli? I don’t think so! We’re here to tell you that it is possible to eat healthy on a budget.
First step is to plan your shopping list in advance. Do not go to the grocery store expecting to remember what items you do or don’t have in your pantry and fridge. Excess food will go bad and that’s just a waste of money.
If possible, avoid those 100-calorie packs. Instead, purchase small plastic bags and make your own. Why? Because it’s all about portion control. And you’ll save money too.
Head to the frozen aisle for veggies. These are cheaper, easier to store and great to cook quickly and nutritiously.
Speaking of veggies, you’ll save money by doing your own prep. Veggies that are already cut and peeled are considerably more expensive.
For protein and Omega-3s, pick up a few cans of salmon or tuna. Perfect to make a sandwich for lunch or casserole for dinner.
We love slow cookers! Nothing is better than a healthy, home-cooked meal that is ready when you get home from work or school.
Try going meatless one day a week. Substitute meat for beans, tofu or eggs. These items are less expensive and high in protein.
Eat seasonally. Seasonal foods taste better and cost less because they don’t have to be shipped from miles and miles away.
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