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Eating Healthy and Affordably

Eating healthy does not mean a higher cost. It simply means being mindful, so your purchases (and meals) go a long way.

Here are 10 Ways to Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank

  1. Buy Whole Foods Like raw fruits and vegetables, whole foods undergo minimal processing. Examples of whole foods include grains, beans, nuts and seeds.

  2. Buy Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Frozen fruits and vegetables last longer than fresh produce and have the same nutrients. They are a good option if you don't have time to prepare raw foods every day.

  3. Use Sales to Buy in Bulk When on sale, stock on foods with more extended shelf lives like whole grain pasta and oats.

  4. Buy Foods in Season Fruits and vegetables that are in season are cheaper and more flavorful.

  5. Make a Grocery List Create a meal plan for the week. Prepare a list of foods that you will need and buy only what is on your list.

  6. Eat Before You Shop Eating a meal before shopping prevents you from the impulse of buying items that are not on your list.

  7. Shop Around the Store Isles of boxed foods are appealing because they require little prep time. But they are less nutritious than whole food. Shop around the isles for fresh food. They take more time to prepare, but they are cheaper and healthier.

  8. Join a Store Loyalty Program Join a loyalty program that your local store offers for access to coupons and discounts. Most programs are free.

  9. Farmer's Markets Farmer's markets are great options for buying fresh foods at a discount. Try pieces of locally grown produce and talk to farmers about their food.

  10. Grow Your Own Food Start a garden. Gain instant access to fresh and flavorful foods at home while getting exercise and fresh air essential for your health.

Healthy Eating is Happy Eating!

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