Tips for staying healthy on a budget:
💰 Make your own lunch! If lunch is $10 a day and you bring your own instead of spending that money that’s $200 a month in savings!
💰go to the grocery store with a list and stick to it! Don’t buy things because they look exciting or for the sake of it. 💰don’t be afraid to buy frozen produce! It’s often much cheaper than fresh, it’s picked at peak ripeness, has all the same nutrients and lasts longer! Frozen fruit is great for making smoothies with and frozen veggies can be used to make soups, stews, stir fries and side dishes. 💰if organic is too expensive then buy conventional. It’s better to include fruits and vegetables in your diet than none at all! If you want to splurge on a few items choose those that are on the “dirty zone” (check out my highlight called grocery tips for more info). I also find buying organic produce cheaper at a place like Whole Foods compared to a place like Metro, likely because they are buying it in larger quantities so they can offer it at a lower price ( plus the acquisition of amazon doesn’t hurt). 💰include more plant based protein! Beans and legumes are often more inexpensive than animal protein. Another tip, if you want to include fish a few times a week, buy canned salmon!
💰make salad dressing last longer by using half the normal amount and adding the juice of a fresh lemon to it! 💰make use of your freezer! If something is about to go bad freeze it for later. For example, if you bought fresh herbs but can’t use them all up, chop them, divide into individual servings and place each serving in an ice cube tray, cover with olive oil and freeze! Defrost as needed!
Do you have any tips or tricks that you use all the time to stay healthy without spending a fortune?