Eat healthy and save money. Win win!
When trying to eat healthy, it seems that the grocery budget always goes out the window. But wait! There are ways in which you can have your cake and eat it too.
Here are some budget-friendly tips to help your family eat healthy:
Part of getting the most out of your grocery budget is finding foods that pack the most nutritional punch for the lowest price. Veggies are good for you however do you know which are the best, in terms of price and nutrition? Stock that grocery cart with potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, carrots, cabbage and squash.
When it comes to grains, choose brown rice and oats, both of which are high in fibre.
Want to get healthy and be flush with cash? Commit to cooking and eating at home. Not only will you save loads of money, you’ll cut back on calories, sodium and unwanted fats. You also won’t be consuming weird preservatives found in processed or fast food.
The healthy pantry
The frugal healthy cook will never be without: tuna, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, multi-grain or whole wheat pastas, whole grain cereals, low-sodium tomato sauce, dried or canned beans, extra virgin olive oil, nuts (you pick. There are lots of healthy choices) and low sodium broth. All of these are super versatile, with many meal options available at your fingertips.
You will have even better success when you stock up on items when they are on sale. This will allow you to stretch your budget further.
Be a creature of habit
Try to stick to regular stores where you are familiar with the layout, to save time and money. Stay to the outer edges, where produce, dairy and meats are kept.
Also, if you shop frequently in a store that offers rewards points, you can accumulate points to use as cash against your purchases.
Quinoa is rice’s super protein packed cousin. Using this nutty side dish as a base for meals instead of pasta or rice, combined with some veggies and lean meat or fish can increase your nutrition factor while keeping costs down.