How To Eat Right When Your Money Is Tight
It can be a challenge to eat right during the holidays and it’s even harder to recover from all the money spent. But a new year always brings motivation to start something new. If you are looking to make some improvements to your health this year, then you came to the right place!
If you feel like it’s impossible to eat healthy on a tight budget…don’t worry. You are not alone, we’ve all been there at one point. So don’t let that stop you! I’m here to let you know that it is possible to eat right when your money is tight.
I know what you may be thinking, how likely is it to eat healthy on a budget? You may already be convinced that it is cheaper to eat out. But you may be surprised to find out that it could actually be just as much or even cheaper to buy healthier foods!
It will require a little more planning than usual, but it is a road to success…found at every aisle!
Are you ready? We put together this list of tips and tricks to get you started!
1. Buy In Bulk & Stock
If it is something you will frequently use, it is better to buy now and save later. You can also save yourself a trip to the grocery store!
2. Buy Generic Brands
Most stores offer generic brands of the same product for a lower cost than other named brands. Just be sure to check your labels!
3. Buy Produce In Season
This part requires doing a little research, but knowing what is in season can help you save and you can also get a little creative with some recipes!
4. Buy Items On Sale
Check your grocery store newspaper, websites, and sign up to get coupons. More items go on sale at nighttime because they want to restock in the morning.
5. Buy Organic Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
Most fresh produce go bad quickly anyways, either cut it up and freeze it or buy frozen cause it’ll last longer!
6. Whole Foods Are Cheaper Than Processed Foods
Frozen and processed foods won’t fill you up as much as whole foods would. Besides, you’ll get more for your money than buying a frozen dinner.
7. Write A Grocery List & Stick With It
It’s easy to get sidetracked when you don’t plan and shopping when you’re hungry is only going to make you crave anything in sight and start buying things you don’t need.
8. Cook At Home, In Bulk & Use Your Left Overs
You can make multiple meals for almost the same price as buying one take out. You can prepare for the whole week and you’ll always be aware of what is in your food!
9. Grow Your Own Produce & Herbs
With just a few cents that seeds cost you can grow your garden. Not only will it save you money but you can be sure that it’ll be organic!
10. Pack Your Lunch
Eating out will only add up overtime. With a little time and effort, you can pack your lunch and snacks, save money and eat healthier!
You don’t have to break the bank to eat well. Even if it costs a little more to eat healthier it is going to be worth it down the line. You really can’t put a price on good health!