How to Switch to a Healthy Lifestyle Without Breaking the Bank

The biggest misconception of healthy eating and healthy living is that it’s “expensive”. Absolutely not! Don’t believe me? Here are multiple tips I use myself that will leave you assured you’re getting more bang for your buck!

  1. You don’t need to start crazy! Beginning a healthy lifestyle is a slow process. You aren’t expected to go through all your cupboards and toss everything. It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon
  2. How many times a week do you go to starbucks, subway, or a drive thru? Eating out adds up. Think about it, if you order off the dollar menu three times in a week, that’s only $3. Doesn’t sound too bad until you see a bulk bag of veggies at Costco for $3 that will last you SIX meals! Booyah, Costco for the win.
  3. Buy in bulk. COSTCO. Their produce is actually fantastic. If you’re creature of habit like me, have the same snacks for a week. Going bulk is the way to go!
  4. Stock up on sales. Such as lean meats, that’s what your freezer is for.
  5. Manage and repeat ingredients. We somehow tend to waste and throw away A LOT of food. This is a great reason why you should do weekly meal plans! This way you’ll know some of your food is not going in the garbage at the end of the week.
  6. Farmer’s Markets. It doesn’t get more natural than that, and actually really cheap! Plus the whole environment is so calming. Farmer’s markets make healthy shopping a fun outing for you and the family.
  7. Portion control. As a society we really struggle with this one. Look at our plate dish sizes or the amount of food we receive at a restaurant. Make sure you are portioning correctly and you will be saving money every meal.