How to eat healthy on a tight budget
You don’t need to sell a kidney to afford a healthy lifestyle. Eating healthy while sticking to your budget is easier than you think! Here are a few tips that are not only budget-friendly but also nourishing for your body.
Stick to your grocery list
Write a grocery list and stick to it! It will help you to avoid buying junk food on a whim. Skip the isles in the grocery store that tempt you to buy junk food. Instead, spend some extra time in the fruit and vegetable section. While you’re there; try out a fruit you’ve never eaten before!
Potatoes and rice are two of the cheapest foods in the world. And did you know they’re not just cheap but also rich in essential nutrients? The complex carbs in potatoes and rice will give you enough energy to help you through the day! Try to make these foods a staple in your diet.
Go the flexitarian route!
“What do I add to my meal if I eat potatoes or rice,” you may ask. Well, I’m glad you asked. Do you eat meat with every meal? Try legumes. They are cheap and a perfect source of protein. Buy them in bulk or canned. Unlike meat, legumes only contain unsaturated fats. Your body needs these fats to function properly. Also, legumes are full of fiber. These will help you to feel satisfied.
Homemade meals for the win!
It’s so easy to grab lunch in the cafeteria or order takeaway after a long day. All these seemingly small costs add up. At the end of the month, you’ve spent more than you initially planned. You can easily avoid these costs. Prepare your meals in advance. If you have any leftovers from dinner, bring them to work the following day as lunch!