Word on the street is: eating healthy has to put a hole in your wallet. Total falsehood. You definitely don’t have to break the bank to eat healthy, it just takes a little smart shopping and planning. But nonetheless, always remember that you can’t put a price on good health!
Buy Local and Seasonal Produce
Instead of shopping at a chain grocery store that might hike up prices, visit your local farmers market for a cheaper alternative. In addition to this, buy produce that is in season. Your produce will not only be cheaper, but also fresher!
Skip the Pre-Packaged Meals
Not only do processed foods often have extreme levels of sodium, they also have crazy prices. Buy fresh ingredients and prepare your own meals to save money and your blood pressure.
Stick to the Plan
Make a grocery list and stick to it. If you go shopping with a list, you’ll be less likely to diverge from it and buy things that your wallet and waist don’t need. Traditionally, shopping the walls of the grocery store will help you stick with fresh foods traditionally grown from the ground or on a farm.
Buy Big, Eat Small
Buying in bulk is usually cheaper, especially from places like Costco and BJ’s. You can grab tons of healthy foods at a great price, which won’t go bad quickly. Frozen meats, veggies, fruits, , nuts, grains, and seeds.
When you buy in bulk, meal planning is a great idea. Precook or portion your foods out in advance to enjoy an entire week worth of healthy meals and snacks without constant effort.
Work Low-Priced Proteins
Fresh meats and fish can be very pricey, so but your favorite healthy cuts while they’re on sale. Just like produce, meats often have seasons or specials. In addition to this you can buy canned fish, eggs, or legumes for a cheaper protein option.