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Clean eating on a budget is not hard to do. You just have to know what to look for.
*Hint: Most of them will not be found in the middle aisles of DOOM. Shop the perimeter of your grocery store. It will save your life.
(Okay, that’s a bit dramatic. But also a bit true. Just sayin.)
This guide will give you a nice, long list of nutritious foods that won’t break the bank.
But first, let’s look at some money-saving tips….
Buy ‘in season’ produce. These fruits and veggies will be less expensive than their out-of-season counterparts.
Choose cuts of meats that are on sale, or buy whole meats (a whole chicken for example, as opposed to pieces that are pre-portioned).
Choose dried beans as opposed to the canned variety
Plan to cook once, eat twice. Make extra servings of one or two of the dinners you’ve planned to take for lunches, or repurpose into another meal.
Shop the sales. Most grocery stores feature weekly discounts on certain items, including fruits, veggies, and meats. Plan to incorporate these items into your meals.
Always shop with a list!! This is definitely the most important step to ensure that you stay within your budget.
Here are your best bets when it comes to eating healthy AND frugally….
chicken leg quarters
flat iron steaks
frozen green beans
frozen mixed veggies
plain Greek yogurt
Some additional tips….
Purchase dried beans instead of canned to save even more
Utilize the bulk section as much as possible to avoid having to buy a large quantity of something (especially spices!).
Always choose seasonal fruits and veggies in order to save the most money in the produce section.
As you can see, there are lots of healthy options that are also inexpensive. Keep this list handy and grab it next time your heading to the store. It will save you time and money!
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