How to eat healthily on a budget
Leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t easy and often not cheap with fresh, healthy produce becoming more expensive. You’ve also most likely heard that you’ve absolutely got to be using the latest superfood or supergrain in your meals and if you don’t, your meal can’t possibly be healthy.
Well, we believe you can be healthy on a budget and do not need to be using the latest superfood or supergrain to have a healthy diet for you and your family.
Below we have our top 5 money saving tips to help you and your family to eat well, and spend less!
1.Make a shopping list: Plan your weekly meals and create a shopping list around this plan. This will help to avoid what we call ‘impulse’ purchases when in the supermarket. Ignore those BOGOF deals!
2.Waste not: Cut food waste by eating leftovers from your evening meal the night before. Batch cooking will save money as large packets of food are cheaper per gram and extra portions left over can be placed in the freezer for those days where you don’t want to cook!
3. Try unbranded products: Often supermarkets ‘own brands’ are made in the same place as expensive brands and ‘value’ wonky fruits and vegetables have the same nutritional content so in reality you’re gaining nothing but losing extra pennies!
4. Try tinned or frozen: These are much cheaper alternatives to fresh fruits and vegetables and will last longer, meaning you don’t waste or throw away as much. Produce is usually frozen straight after harvest too, locking in those important vitamins and minerals.
5. Cook from scratch: Manufactured food like takeaways, ready meals, sauces and processed meat can turn out a lot more expensive than buying your own ingredients and cooking from scratch.