Eating healthy is very important to me, but so is being wise with the money and resources that have been given to me. It takes a little time and effort, initially, to eat healthy on a budget, but the rewards are great by saving time and money.
With a little thought and practice, you can do it by implementing just a few tricks to get started. Here are a few of my strategies.
1. Focus on Produce First
As you put together your budget, allocate your money in the produce first to ensure you get the most nutritious items. Not only will it ensure that you are getting your fruits and vegetables, but will eliminate processed and package foods, because you simple do not have enough cash.
2. Look for Sales and Seasonal Foods
Look through your weekly sale papers to find what items are on sale at your favorite grocery store and plan your meals around those items. For your fruits and vegetables, choose those that are in season as they are cheaper and will provide a variety of color to your diet.
3. Substitute Packaged Items That Can be Prepare at Home
Do you buy healthy frozen waffles or pancakes? Why not make homemade and double your recipe on the weekend to freeze extra for the week? Do you grab a protein bar to go for busy mornings? I have found my homemade protein bars that I shared last week are more delicious, nutritious and cheaper to make than any I could buy at the store.
For more tips on how to eat healthy on a budget, look for the full article in the April issue of Created Woman in the Well Woman feature.
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Today be a “Well Woman?” Eat and live healthy as away to bring honor to God with your body and resources. Don’t give up. You can eat healthy on a budget.