When we talk about diet or healthy food, we generally listen that i want to eat healthier, but it’s too expensive. I can’t afford it. It’s a refrain I hear almost every day.
Let’s check top five tips for eating healthy food when you are on a tight budget. Follow them, and you’ll find eating well is much easier, cheaper, and more delicious than you ever imagined in your life.
Make Your Food Budget Go Farther
Now a days, it is easier to stretch your food dollars than it’s ever been. The Internet has made discount shopping available to most folks. Try shopping online for food bargains. Many online vendors carry the same brands seen in grocery stores for discounted prices. And also be sure to purchase several items to take advantage of free shipping.
In your society you can also join a local wholesale “club” like 24*7 shopping. Many of these mega-markets carry fresh, organic vegetables and pastured meats these days. If you can’t afford the membership yourself, split the price with a friend or family member (or several), so that you can take advantage of discount prices on healthy foods.
Prioritize Eating Healthy
The fact of the matter is that most people don’t make eating healthy a financial priority. I’m not going to tell you that you should give up all of your luxury purchases so you can buy better food. But I do think it’s worth it for you to take a look at how you’re spending your money and consider, “Am I really supporting my health and meeting my personal goals this way?”
Be a Mindful Shopper
We people sometimes get caught in what I call “zombie shopping mode.” It’s the end of a long day, you just got off work and need to go pick up your kids from daycare, but first you have to stop by the store for some groceries. That trip to the market may be the only “down time” you get all day. So you walk in, and zone out. You head to the middle aisles of the supermarket, and like a zombie scoop items into your cart almost mindlessly.
Many people think that shopping at the local farmer’s market is more expensive than buying food in the grocery store. I typically find the opposite is true, especially if you are willing to buy in bulk and can, dry, or freeze the foods you purchase.
Before you go, make sure to leave a comment below. Let us know what strategies you use to eat health on a budget.