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Monday, May 7, 2012

Eating Healthy on a Budget


As I complained about the price of "healthy" food to a friend, she said, "You can pay for it now, or pay for it later." Hmmm I guess she is right.  Taking the unwanted weight off, is alot harder and time consuming then putting it on. So........Here are a few ways that can help cut cost and help stay on a 
budget.  
Here are 8 tips for eating better while on a tight budget.
1. Plan. 
Plan your meals BEFORE you head to the store. Make a
list and stick to it.

2. Get the best price.
 Look for sales or coupons, BUT ask yourself if it is an 
item that you will actually use. Don’t fall into the trap of 
buying an item just because it was a good deal.

3. Buy in bulk.
 It is almost always cheaper to buy foods in bulk or family 
size packages.

4. Buy in season.
 Buying fruits and vegetables that are in season can lower
 the cost and add to the freshness!

5. Convenience costs. 
Convenience foods like pre-cut fruits and vegetables often
 cost more. Spend a few minutes when you get home to 
wash and cut or package up your fruits and vegetables.
 You will get it done quickly and save some money in the process.

6. Look for items that are easy on your wallet. 
Certain foods typically cost less all year long. Try beans for
 an inexpensive source of protein.

7. Cook once, eat all week.
 Prepare a large batch of your favorite recipes on your
 day off and freeze smaller containers to use throughout the week.

8. Get creative.
 Spice up your leftovers—use them in new ways. Use 
leftover chicken or vegetables and create a new stir fry or salad.

3 comments:

Darcy Obar said...

What a great and nicely written blog! You have a lot of good ideas and things to ponder on! I look forward to seeing more from you. Congrats on your journey and keep on, keepin on!:) I recebtly started my own blog on the same subject. I would be honored if you would follow my journey as well.....
http://crazysexyfoodwithdarcy.blogspot.com/

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