One of the reasons people find it difficult to eat healthy is the cost. At first blush, healthy foods can seem more expensive than less healthy options. Fortunately, there are a lot of things you can do to make healthy eating work with your budget.
Here’s how you can save money while eating healthy!
Buy produce in season.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are less expensive when they’re in season. This website can help you learn which fruits and veggies are in season throughout the year so you can shop with that in mind.
Buy frozen fruits and vegetables.
Frozen fruits and vegetables are often less expensive than fresh produce, and they carry the same nutritional benefits because they’re picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness. Buy a few and keep them in your freezer so you’ll have them on hand.
Buy in bulk.
Grocery stores often offer discounts when you buy in bulk, so it’s more economical than buying smaller amounts. You can freeze many foods to make them last longer, so don’t be afraid to be afraid to buy in bulk to save money in the long run.
Look for coupons and sales.
You probably have a favorite grocery store, but don’t forget to shop around a little bit. Look for coupons and sales on lean protein, fruits, and vegetables from different stores in your area. The savings can add up quickly!
Trying new things can help you save money while eating healthy. If a different meat, fruit, or vegetable than you usually eat is on sale, give it a try! In addition to saving money, you may even find a new favorite food.
Eating leftovers is a great way to save money in the long run. Get into the habit of saving leftover foods so you can enjoy them later. If you don’t have enough for a whole meal, get creative! For example, if you have leftover vegetables, you could put them in soup, toss them in an omelet, or add some chicken and make a stir-fry.
Start a garden.
If you have the space to do it, planting a few of your own fruits and vegetables can help you save money. Even a small garden can produce a lot of food, and there’s nothing more delicious than home-grown fruits and veggies. You could even can some of your food to make it last longer!
We hope you’ll use these tips to save money while you’re eating healthy. For more tips to make healthy eating work with your lifestyle, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!