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March 31, 2017

Eating healthy on a budget 

eating healthy on a budget

Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be a pain. Once you begin great habits and know your limit with sugars you will see better results, more importantly, you will feel much better about yourself.

Saving money by not eating out as much or buying artificial junk you can apply that money to buying healthier food items.
No, it’s not always possible to each healthy when on a budget and not everyone has access to a garden; so instead of buying canned vegetables, how about frozen.

Fruits soaked in sugar water are also no good. If you could splurge on one thing I would highly suggest fresh vegetables. Stores like Aldi and Save-a-Lot usually have the best deals on fresh produce.
Plan your meals. When you plan your meals in advance you have the opportunity to look for deals on specific items. If no deal can be found, you can either adjust your menu or buy anyway. It’s your call.

Meal planning will not only help with cost efficiency but also time efficiency as well.

The sample shopping list below was done at Aldi. With coupons, we came in just under $50. This is also breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for 6 days for the kids and I.

  • One bag frozen strawberries
  • One bag frozen raspberries
  • Greek yogurt
  • Hummus (or ingredients to make it)
  • Skim milk (one gallon)
  • 2 dozen eggs
  • One head broccoli
  • One 3-pack bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Whole wheat gnocchi
  • Whole chicken
  • Chicken breast
  • Tuna packed in water
  • Canned salmon
  • Bananas
  • One bag whole almonds
  • Pineapple (one whole)
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh green beans
  • Fit & Active Whole Grain Pasta
  • Fit & Active Whole Grain Wraps
  • Olives
  • Feta cheese
  • Mussels in Tomato Garlic Sauce (freezer section)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • ALDI white wine

Remember when eating healthy on a budget, don’t stress yourself out if you can’t find deals like the one above. It takes time and practice to know how to do it. Once I started learning how to shop and where things became much easier and I was able to recognize what was a good deal and what was not. This is not an overnight thing, progress takes time.

Mother of two, photographer, and fitness enthusiast hoping to inspire others to live healthy.
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