Today we’re going to talk about budget-friendly grocery shopping and eating healthy while on a budget. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive (and sometimes, it can actually be cheaper).
1. Buy frozen veggies – they’re usually cheaper!
2. Only buy the meat and veggies that are on sale – then bulk freeze
3. Ditch the processed drinks (if you love soda, get a SodaStream and add in fresh lemon, essential oils, or other fresh fruit to your bubbly water)
4. Simplify recipes and use what you already have
5. Buy in bulk
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6. Use all of the veggie (for the ones that you can) – check out this blog for more info
7. Buy dried garlic (in bulk) instead of fresh garlic
8. Make sure what you do buy doesn’t go off. Wasting food is a HUGE expense not only to your bank account but also to the environment.
9. Start a garden! Growing your own food is not only great for your wallet but also for the environment. Here’s a gardening kit to help you get started. You can even grow your own herbs.
10. Only buy what’s on your list. When you’re growing shopping, make sure to stick to your list. Even when you see something you really want. Only buy it if you need it.
11. Meal plan so you know exactly what you need for each meal. This means less waste and less money spent. It also helps you eat healthier. Check out these (cheap but awesome) reusable meal prep containers!
12. If buying rice, buy brown rice. Brown rice has more fiber and antioxidants, as well as a lot more important vitamins and minerals.
13. Skip the bread and potatoes and go for something healthier (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, nuts, etc).
14. Buy whole uncooked chickens instead of chicken breasts, etc. (make sure it actually works out to be cheaper)
15. Bulk cook (by bulk cooking you’re not only reducing your time in your kitchen but also your electric/gas bill).
16. Ditch the unnecessary items (chips, candy, chocolate, ice cream, etc. – swap chips for veggies and hummus, tzatziki, etc. – swap store bought ice cream and desserts for homemade coconut pudding). This way you know exactly what you’re putting into your body and you can alter the ingredients to fit a healthier lifestyle.
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