Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Foods for Less

Easy Ways to Eat Healthy Foods for Less

With the rising cost of food you may start to feel like you can't afford to buy the healthier foods. Many people are choosing to pass up on the more expensive vegetables and fruits and opting for the frozen options to save some money. 

There are some easy ways to still eat healthy while not spending outrageous prices for healthier food options. Whether you are budgeting from a low income, a student or large family simple efforts can save you money on healthy foods.

1. Meal Planning

Having a weekly meal plan can actually save you a great deal of money. Check your local flyers the day the come out and start your meal plan for the week on that day. Choose recipes that can be used twice. An example is a large spaghetti sauce on a Monday night for dinner, can be turned into a Chili the next day. Planning your meals saves on throwing out spoiled vegetables and meat, which is where most of our money ends up wasted.

2. Coupons

Always be on the look out for coupons in the grocery isles and online that you can order. Magazines sometimes have great coupons too.  Vegetable and fruit coupons don't come around very often so when you come across them use them in your meal planning.  Where to Find Coupons

3. Cash Back Apps

As saving money becomes more of a need than a want cash back apps can save you a lot of money. Cash back apps are often the place to get your greatest savings on vegetables, fruit and other healthy meal ideas.  Read - Must Have Apps to Save & Earn You Money

4. Local Farmers Markets 

Farmers markets are a great place to get locally grown vegetables and fruit at a fraction of the cost. Hint...going on the last day usually a Sunday and towards the end near close up time, you can score some really hot deals!

5. Learn What Vegetables Can Be Frozen

Vegetables such as squash, corn, tomatoes chard , kale and more can be frozen. Do some research on your families favorite foods and see what you can be safely freezing. Stocking up on a great deal on vegetables that can be frozen for a later date is a great way to save money. How to Freeze Fresh Fruits & Vegetables 

6. Leftovers

Taking leftovers the next day for lunch cuts down on spending and is much healthier. Avoid spending money everyday at the vending machine or going for lunch while at work. Having spruced up leftovers for dinner the next day is also  a great way to make your food budget go further. 

There are many simple ways to still eat healthy while not breaking your food budget. I personally utilize all these and save myself money and the pain of throwing out spoiled food.

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