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  • Writer's pictureJulien Chamoun

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Most of us think that eating healthy has to be expensive because fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats tend to be on the pricier side. Here are some tips to help you eat well while saving money.

First, it's important to plan your meals out. Make a list of the foods you need before going to the grocery store, and stick to the list! This way, you can avoid buying unnecessary items that can throw your diet and your budget off. It's also important to avoid going to the grocery store when you're hungry. Look for sales and discounts on healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It is very easy to identify sales through a store's website or phone app. Buying in bulk can also save you money in the long run from stores like Costco or BJ's.

Second, try cooking at home more often. Eating out or ordering takeout can be costly in the long run. When you cook at home, you have control over the ingredients, which can help you make healthier choices, and keep cost down. You can also make large batches of your favorite meals and freeze them for later, so you always have a healthy option on hand. Meal prepping is a great way to eat on a budget.

Third, don't forget about the power of frozen and canned fruits and vegetables. They are often less expensive than fresh ones, and can be just as nutritious. Although canned foods are not as nutritious as frozen or fresh, they are still a decent option to include in your day to day, When buying canned goods, look for options with no added salt or sugar.

In conclusion, eating healthy on a budget is possible with a little planning and creativity. By making a grocery list, cooking at home, and taking advantage of sales and frozen/canned options, you can enjoy nutritious meals without spending too much money.

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