One of the things I hear frequently is that eating healthy is expensive and therefore not for everyone.
I hear you… and yes eating healthy can be expensive, depending on the choices you make but it can also be suited to your budget and friendly to your bank account with some easy and manageable shifts.
So if you’ve been thinking how can I eat healthy on the budget, these 5 tips will give you a great head start:
1- Shop and eat in the season:
Not only in season produce is more tasty, but the abundance of the crop usually cuts down the prices, making it more affordable.
2- Choose the right nuts:
If you love snacking on nuts, get really strategic on which one you buy, as the price can vary drastically.
Walnuts are the winners, often several dollars cheaper than almonds, cashew and… while containing the highest level of anti-inflammatory, brain friendly, plant-based omega 3 fatty acids.
3- Don’t miss the frozen section:
Frozen fruits and vegetables are less expensive than fresh and very nutritious. Frozen produce is picked at its pick in terms of freshness and immediately frozen to lock in all its goodness.
4– Make your own nut milk:
What you buy at the store is mostly water and can cost you up to $8, depending on which brand you choose.
2 of the quickest varieties are cashew milk and hemp milk. They’re done quickly and don’t require lots of time in the kitchen.
5- Minimize food waste:
Food waste is a huge drain on your bank account. How many times have you stocked up your fridge with fresh produce and fruits only to have half of it spoiled before you got a chance to use them?
The solution? Use your freezer!
If you have greens going soft or bananas going brown, just chop them and freeze them. You can later use them for smoothies, soups and stews.
If your goal is to eat healthy and you’re on a budget, I highly recommend you begin to implement these steps, I promise you, you’ll see a difference.
Give it a shot and let me know about your experience, I always love to hear from you.