Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are 6 ways you can eat well on a budget.
1. Limit processed food.
Chips, crackers, cookies, and candies are some of the highest priced items at the grocery store. Avoid buying these items by making a grocery list and sticking to it!
2. Choose to drink water.
Most of us do not need the extra calories that come from sodas, sports drinks, or alcohol. Save some pennies by drinking water.
3. Go meatless.
Meats, poultry, and fish are also very high priced foods in the grocery store. You can save money by using beans or lentils for protein at least on night each week.
4. Buy seasonal produce.
You can find pretty much any kind of fruit or vegetable you want at any time of the year in the grocery store. But to save money, stick to the ones that are in season. These are also typically the ones on sale.
5. Limit food waste.
How much food do you throw away? Limiting food waste is a great way to save money. Plan ahead to consume foods that spoil easily first. Freeze foods if you aren’t going to consume them within 3-4 days. Make sure to clearly label them.
6. Clip Those Coupons
Using just four 75 cent coupons per week will save you $156 per year! Look to save only the coupons you will actually use.