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Ways To Save Money On Healthy Food

Here is how to have a healthy diet when you are on a budget.

Despite what many people think, eating healthy foods does not have to be expensive. One study found some of the healthiest diets do not cost a whole lot per day. It is about choosing nutritious foods that can keep your mind and body healthy. That means picking fruits and vegetables that aren’t already cut. If you are on a budget or do not want to spend a whole lot on expensive food, here are some ways to save money on healthy food.

Cook your meals at home

Cooking at home can help you save a ton of money. Get ingredients to make a dish yourself instead of going to a restaurant or purchasing pre-made healthy food. If you are not big on cooking, set aside a day to prep for your meals. This way you can toss everything together in no time when you need a healthy meal that is quick and simple. Making the food yourself also helps you to control what you put in your body. It could also help you avoid consuming salt and sugar in excessive amounts.

Prep meals way in advance

Trying to figure out what you want to eat on a daily basis can take a lot of time and energy.  Instead of going with the easy option, which is takeout, prep your meals in advance. Think of a few recipes you would like to make during the week and get everything ready in one day. Make sure your diet for the week consists of a rich mix of protein, vegetables, whole-grain, and carbs. This will make the cooking time go much faster and you can take joy in the fact you are eating healthy food that is not expensive. If there are leftovers, freeze the food so you can reheat later on days you do not want to cook.

Give frozen produce a try

If you are on a tight budget, stock up on frozen fruits and vegetables. These items cost less and last longer. They also tend to be chopped. Frozen produce is an option if the fresh foods you have is getting spoiled fast. Make sure to pick frozen products that maintain most of their nutrients. However, avoid canned foods that contain loads of sugar, salt, and fat. Plant-based and vegan diets are a few options to try to stick to your budget.

Darielle Britto

Darielle Britto has been in the world of journalism since 2014 — covering everything from breaking news to lifestyle for some of India's top publications. Currently, she focuses on all things food, fashion, travel, home, health, design and offbeat.
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