Is this year the year to make a change in your eating habits? If you’re looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget, it’s time to realize that it doesn’t have to be hard or stressful to accomplish. With just a few simple tips, you (and your family) can afford healthy food each and every day.
Depending on who you talk to, some people feel as though eating healthy is out of reach. But what it really comes down to is that sometimes, eating healthy is made more complicated than it really needs to be. Thinking in a simplified manner will do a great job of opening your eyes to options and saving more money than you thought was possible.
What is the cheapest healthiest food?
While eating “organic” and “natural” is healthy, the cheapest healthiest food that tops the list is actually brown rice. And think about how far you can stretch your menu with the use of rice.
Not only is it delicious but it’s also super yummy and filling as well. Making a soup base and adding in rice is always a great option or creating a vegetarian meal with steamed veggies and rice works, too.
Rice is an affordable way that you can offer your family healthy options without fear of busting your weekly food budget.
Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
Now that the secret of eating rice is out, let’s dive into a few other healthy eating tips that will be beneficial as well.
Shop the sale ads
I cannot stress this enough! Shopping the weekly sale ads will show you the cheapest and most affordable fruits and vegetables that you can buy for your family. And once you see the prices, you make your budget and stick to it. It’s really as simple as that.
Meal plan for the week
Maybe I sound like a broken record here but meal planning and eating affordably go hand in hand. When you take the time to shop the sale ads, take the time to go ahead and meal plan your meals for the week based on those sales. You’ll be amazed at the amount of money that you can save just by preparing and prepping a little bit in advance.
Skip on the name brand products
Let me let you in on a little secret…Most generic foods taste the exact same as the name brand foods but cost at least half the price. Just by going generic, you might be able to save 50% or more off your weekly grocery budget!
See how simple it can be to eat healthy meals affordably? These simple tips will have you enjoying delicious and healthy food without the worry of drowning in overpriced items.
Do you have any tips for eating healthy on a budget?
Healthy recipes that are delicious and simple to make:
- Easy Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe
- Egg White Vegetable Frittata Recipe
- Fruit & Grain Smoothie Bowl
- Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips
- Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta