Eating On A Budget

Eating On A Budget

Eating On A Budget

Listen Up and Budget Up!

Were going to tell you how to eat healthy on a budget by following 6 simple steps.

  1. Buy fresh produce in bulk when it’s in season or on sale and freeze it.

When produce is in season it is typically more affordable simply because there’s a lot of it to sell, with stores and farmer’s markets pushing down prices to grab sales before the product spoils. Also, when produce is at the peak of ripeness, you can freeze it to maintain the nutritional benefits that will remain until the time you are ready to eat it.

  1. Look for sales and plan meals accordingly.

Cheek you weekly grocery store advertisements to see what’s on sale. Rather than shopping for groceries based on your weekly meal plan, consider planning your meals around what’s on sale (as long as it fits into your diet of course).

  1. Try less expensive cuts of meat.

For example, although we typically advise eating white, lean chicken breast, you can buy a whole chicken breast, eat the white meat and use the other parts (thighs, wings) for making chicken soup or marinades.

  1. Include whole grains and beans.

Beans and whole grains, like quinoa and brown rice are an inexpensive and a great way to bulk up meals with protein and fiber.

  1. Repurpose leftovers.

If you don’t like eating the same meal over and over, consider transforming your leftovers into an entirely new and delicious meal. Try recooking the dish a different way, adding new spices, or pair it with different sides.

  1. Go to the farmers market at the end of the day.

Usually vendors at farmers market are willing to make deals or might even give away some produce before they pack up at closing time so they don’t have to haul back their inventory that will probably rot soon anyway. Take advantage!

TRY SOME OF THESE TIPS FOR A MORE AFFORDABLE WAY OF EATING HEALTHY

BUDGET AND GET RID OF:

Foods Containing Hidden Sugars

S U G A R is NOT your friend! Trust us, it is highly addictive and disease causing, you do not want too much sugar in your system. If you have an addition, there are ways to feed your sweet tooth without the guilt. There are hidden sugars everywhere, and yes, even in the foods you think are healthy! Popular “healthy food” trends have hidden sugars in them that not only harm your waistline, but if eaten frequently, harm your health.

Everything in moderation is great. Life is about finding that perfect balance and feeling good about yourself while doing so. You can treat yourself to your favorite sweets once in a while but every day is when problems can arise! Here are some foods that you may THINK are good for you but contain loads of sugar:

  • Acai Bowls
  • Protein Bars
  • Smoothies
  • “Healthy Cereals”
  • Organic or Healthy Sports Drinks
  • Dried Fruit
  • Salad Dressings

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