Updated: May 3, 2021
When I started my journey back in 2009 I was a broke college student working 2 jobs, so I completely understand the challenges you may face when wanting to eat healthier while checking your bank app & balancing your checkbook.
As difficult as it may seem I have a few tips that I found extremely effective back in my early efforts & still use currently. You can still whittle your waist, while watching your wallet!
Here’s a quick list of 5 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
1. Write a Grocery List & Stick to it:
Make a weekly menu, check for items & create a grocery list for missing items.
Make sure you only buy what you need, keep menu fun, yummy & healthy.
Also, try to shop the parameter of the store & avoid the inner aisles where most processed & sugary foods are shelved.
2. Buy Frozen:
Whether frozen fruit for your morning shake or frozen veggies chopped & ready to use.
Buying frozen produce is usually cheaper than fresh, have the same nutritional value & are picked during their peak ripeness and frozen to seal in all the nutrients.
Plus frozen veggies are a great cost efficient filler compared to high priced protein options.
3. Pack Leftovers for lunch:
Avoiding the fancy food truck & opting for leftovers is the biggest penny pincher ever!
Preparing an extra portion of a tasty and healthy recipes will make for even better leftover lunch the next day!
Purchase a cute lunch bag, Tupperware and utensils to make packing lunch more stylish & fun! Check out my AMAZON FAVES HERE!
4. Understand Serving Size & Portion Control:
By exercising portion control and following the suggested serving size you’ll assist in eliminating overeating & wasteful eating.
Try reading the labels of your favorite snacks or use a nutrition app like MyFitnessPal to at least track your serving sizes.
5. Shop Farmers Markets:
You not only support the community when you shop at local farmers & small markets, but the produce will be fresher due to less travel & shipping time.
Try blanching and freezing your farmers market finds to save for later use.
I know trying a new approach can be overwhelming but start with simple small changes that are different than what you do now, THE REST WILL FOLLOW! If you’re looking for more structure, check out my Ebook, Food for Fat Loss!