Eating healthily doesn’t have to be expensive, despite the higher price tag on nutritious foods.
With the current state of the economy, it’s becoming more challenging to purchase healthy groceries, but there are ways to shop and eat smart while maintaining a healthier body and mind. Meal planning can help consolidate the number of items you need to purchase at the grocery store, and planning meals where you anticipate leftovers saves money and reduces food waste. Making a grocery list and sticking to it, buying canned or frozen produce, joining grocery loyalty clubs for discounts, taking advantage of sales, sticking to generic store brands, and growing your food are other ways to eat healthily on a budget. Growing your food is an environmentally friendly option that saves money on produce and provides the convenience of having your favorite fruits, vegetables, and herbs in your own backyard.