Today I have a video that I think and hope will be helpful to many of you. I want to give you guys tips on how to shop and what to buy when wanting to be healthy on a budget. Eating healthy CAN be expensive, but DOESN’T NEED TO be. So let’s get into it:
1. Don’t eat out as much
Eating out isn’t only most likely more expensive, but also unhealthier. Restaurants will save money where they can, and with that but ingredients that aren’t as great. Also we’re not the ones preparing the food, so we don’t know what actually goes into the meal.
Instead, make your meals at home. This way, you know what ingredients are going into your dish and save money along the way. Also simple things like hummus is healthier and cheaper when home made. No preservatives and only half the price. That is why “health is home made” is our motto 😉
2. Don’t shy away from frozen veggies/ fruits
If you have seen my post about what items I have in my freezer, you will know that I like to have frozen veggies and fruit ready on hand. They are much cheaper, than fresh fruit and don’t spoil as fast. Also the nutritional value isn’t less than fresh fruit, which is a common misconception.
3. Avoid meat/dairy substitutes
There is this preconception, that eating plant based will cost you more. Which is only true if you buy into those meat/milk/cheese substitutes. Most of the time, they have very long ingredients lists which we know isn’t a good indicator for a healthy produce. So avoid those to save some money and be a little more healthier.
4. Don’t waste food/ let it spoil
Spending a little more on food, to make sure it’s high quality, organic ect. is a good idea in my opinion. You should look at it as an investment into your health. And who wouldn’t want to invest into their health? But throwing food out because it has gone bad is a literal waste for money.
So make sure you plan out your meals, and only buy what you need. That way you are putting your money to good use 😉