6 ideas for healthful eating on a budget

fruits and veggiesWe all know eating healthy foods is important. Sometimes, though, balancing a healthy diet and grocery store prices can seem challenging. That’s not the case with the ideas below! Follow these six tips before your next grocery shopping trip.

  1. Planning is an important step for any budget-conscious shopper. Take time to create a list and stick to it.
  2. Name brands can be pricey, so opt for comparable store brands.
  3. Substitute beans for meat for a more affordable source of protein.
  4. Prepare items such as rice and oatmeal from scratch. Remember, convenience costs!
  5. Fruits and vegetables are essential to any proper diet. The 10 most affordable fruits, veggies and legumes are apples, bananas, oranges, greens, lentils, beans, potatoes, carrots, spinach and broccoli.
  6. Frozen fruits and veggies make great budget-friendly alternatives to fresh produce—and they generally won’t go bad before you’ve had a chance to eat them.

Do you have other tips for balancing healthful eating and your budget? Share them in a comment below or on our Facebook page.

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