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We all know that eating healthy isn’t cheap, especially eating organic foods. This is why I would like to share my tips with you so that you too can eat healthy on a budget.

1-Shop in Bulk 

Buying food in bulk will make a  tremendous difference. The best items to buy in bulk are dry goods such as oats, nuts & seeds, canned goods(tuna, sardines) or shelf stable milk/milk alternatives.

2-Visit supermarket comparison websites

Planning your weekly shop with a budget in mind will help you to reduce the cost of your overall monthly groceries. It’s best to know which supermarkets are giving you the most beneficial deals before purchasing. A great website that most of you may know is http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk . This website compares the best deals from the biggest U.K supermarkets.

3- Eat out less and Cook in more

As tempting as it is to pick up the phone to your favorite takeaway restaurant, it’s not worth it. When eating healthy on a budget it’s more beneficial for your health and your pocket to buy the fresh ingredients and make a wholesome dish instead. There are plenty of recipes online that you may use, this way  you are able to feed more people for less.

 

4-Freeze fruits and vegetables 

It is known that fresh fruits and vegetables are one of the most wasted foods in the U.K, so when purchasing these items check the discounted fruits and vegetables  first. The discounted goods may be expiring that same day and may be marked down by up to half price. When you arrive home chop these fruits up, put it into a ziplock bag, label, and freeze. This is particularly useful if you enjoy smoothies.

5- Stock up when supermarkets are having sales on healthy items.

Every supermarket has a monthly promotion and this is the time to stock up on the sale items. Almond milk, in particular, is my favorite item to buy whilst it’s on promotion. Other great  items to purchase are ones with a long shelf life, for example, coconut water, fruit juices, healthy dried fruits, nuts  and wholesome cereals such as muesli.

6- Not everything needs to be organic 

As great as it would be to buy all organic this is just not possible when eating healthy on a low BUDGET. However, there are a few fruits and vegetables that I would suggest buying organic due to the large amounts of pesticides used during farming.

These include:

  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Spinach
  • Sweet peppers A.K.A bell peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Hot peppers

 

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2 Comments on How to eat healthy on a budget

  1. Julius says:

    Great tips on being healthy AND cost conscious. Especially the “not everything has to be organic” tip.

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