Let’s be honest; it’s not cheap to live a healthy life. In fact, buying healthy foods tends to break the bank a lot more than processed crap. But that doesn’t have to be the case. We want you to eat healthy no matter your budget.
- Plan Ahead: It pays to plan ahead. Before you go to the grocery store, create a meal plan for the week, so you know exactly which healthy ingredients you need to buy to cook delicious, healthy, and wallet-friendly meals.
- Buy the Right Foods: You’ll get the most bang for your buck by purchasing healthy foods such as whole grains, beans, lentils, fruits, and veggies. You’ll keep more cash and get more nutrients.
- Cook in Batches: When you cook beans and whole grains—quinoa, spelt, barley, and rice—cook a batch at a time. You don’t need to only cook enough for a single meal. Instead, make a large batch and use it as needed.
- Buy Bulk: When it comes to nuts, grains, dried fruit, and beans, buy from the bulk bins. You’ll find much better prices on quality health food when you buy a large amount at one time. The good news is that these foods have a long shelf life.
- Cut Waste: Don’t buy more than you need and don’t use more than you need. Whether you’re buying fruits, veggies, chicken, shrimp, or scallops, make sure you plan your meals carefully, so you only buy and cook exactly what you need, saving you money.