Eating healthy isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t cheap. Through our research we’ve found effective techniques to help you eat healthier on a budget…continue reading to learn more!
Have a meal before you go shopping. Oftentimes, people who visit the grocery store on an empty stomach will walk out with a full cart of junk food and unnecessary food purchases. Eating a meal before going grocery shopping will ensure that you pay more attention to the content of the food and the prices, instead of the appeal.
Shop alone, and stay away from the central aisles of the grocery store. If you bring along your spouse and kids to the grocery store, you can be sure that the shopping cart will be filled with junk food and unnecessary items by the time you’re at the checkout. By shopping alone, you’re strengthening your own willpower to stay away from the central aisles of the grocery store- which is home to chips, cookies, and all other temptations you don’t need.
Plan out your weekly meals. When you start planning what you (and your family) eat each day of the week, you’ll notice your grocery bill shrinking, as well as your waists. If you plan to cook ahead of time, you’ll decrease the chances that you’ll resort to dining out- not to mention those extra-large restaurant portions!
Buy generic food items. If your goal is to eat healthy without breaking the bank, there is no other way to go than generic. Most often, generic foods offer the same quality as the big name brands, with almost the same taste. The important thing to note is that buying generic foods will save you money, whereas brand name foods are sold at a higher price due to packaging and advertising.
Cook large batches of food, and repurpose the leftovers for later. When making dinner for your household, always make more than enough. The leftovers can be repurposed and served as meals another day- some meals can be eaten in a couple different ways so that you don’t get tired of them over the week.