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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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!
- Stock up on sales. Such as lean meats, that’s what your freezer is for.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.