Did you know that eating healthy does NOT have to hit you hard in the pocketbook. As a matter of fact eating nutritiously doesn’t have to be expensive at all.
Here are some tips that will help you make the most of your food budget and at the same time optimize you health.
- Add non starchy vegetables and herbs to soups, stews and other mixed dishes.
- Include eggs, turkey, chicken, sardines and tuna in your diet. All of them are low-cost sources of muscle building protein.
- Buy fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
- Purchase only the fresh fruits and vegetables you will eat within a few days, and store them where you’ll see them and eat them.
- Cooking and eating at home is less costly and healthier than eating out.
- Don’t buy crap food just because you have a coupon for it… eating sugar laden processed food will end up costing you more in doctors bills and pharmaceuticals later on in life (and you’ll be on a fixed income!).
- Forget about drinking cows milk, there are many other ways to get your calcium; dark leafy greens, Greek yogurt, raw nuts, high quality cheese, etc.
- Keep frozen fruit and vegetables in the freezer or pantry for quick meals and snacks.
- Try low fat (not fat free) dairy like low fat cottage cheese, reduced fat cheese sticks, 2% Greek yogurt, etc.
- Mix low glycemic fruit like berries to unsweetened Almond Milk to make a quick and nutritious smoothie.