How to Eat Healthy on a Budget
Eating healthy can be a challenge—especially when you’re on a
tight budget. Being strapped for cash doesn’t mean you have to
subsist on a diet of only unhealthy foods, however. When money is
tight, try these tips that can keep you eating healthy for less.
1. Buy in-season fruits and vegetables.
Fresh produce generally costs less while its in season, so when
you’re shopping for groceries, be sure to seek out in-season fruits
and vegetables. If you need to purchase produce that is out of
season, compare the item’s fresh and frozen prices to see which is
currently more cost-effective.
2. Buy day-old bakery items.
Despite tasting almost as fresh, day-old bakery items are cheaper
than their freshly baked counterparts. The only
downside—day-olds are often packaged in larger quantities.
Fortunately, freezing the extras can help you maintain their
freshness. For the healthiest option, stick to whole-grain baked
3. Buy dairy products in larger sizes.
As dairy products like milk and cheese tend to get cheaper per
serving as sizes go up, opt to buy the larger sizes whenever
possible. Do check that the products’ expiration dates are far
enough away so the items can be fully consumed before they spoil,
however, or this tip may end up costing you more in the long run.
As you can see, its possible to spend less while still maintaining a
healthy diet. So, to help ensure you’re still eating healthy while on
a budget, give these tips a try the next time you need groceries,
but find yourself strapped for cash.