I can confidently call my food choices healthy, at least most of the time but I’m also a cheapskate at heart. Here is how I eat healthy for less:
Dont’s skip breakfast: Starting the day off right is key to eating healthy all day long. So what makes the best breakfast? Some studies found consuming protein for breakfast can help prevent overeating later in the day , but another found that eating abig breakfast with dessert could help keep off excess pounds . Choose what works best for you
Farmer’s Market: Despite the myth that farmers market are for the rich, they are a great way to get fresh produce at a cheaper price!
The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors.Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.
Flipp: Flips is one grocery app you can never do without once you start using. Flipp delivers digital circulars from over 800 local retailers, so you can find the best deals in your community every week. It’s like having all your local store flyers in the palm of your hand. You can shop at your leisure or on-the-fly, right from your phone.
Buy fresh or frozen over canned: Avoiding canned veggies, soups, and beans cuts out unnecessary sodium and for fruit excess sugar. Fresh always tastes better.
Prepare your own food: I love eating out, so we’re not talking give up eating out entirely! Preparing your own meals often, it’s much easier to know (and control) exactly what’s going into your body.
2 thoughts on “Say Good bye to the old excuse ‘Healthy eating is expensive’”
What is the best way to avoid that crave for more food? I struggle the ignore the demand for more food?
This is a very good question! Eating too much every once in a while is normal. So is eating for emotional reasons. “From the moment we’re born, we’re nurtured with food, rewarded with food, and so emotional connections to food are normal,” says Michelle May, MD, author of Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat.
Another main point to consider is to give into cravings in moderation. Banning foods can cause you to overeat them later on. If you’re really craving something even if you’re not hungry give yourself permission to have a small amount.
Avoid skipping meals,it can mess up our bodies in many ways. When we feed our bodies sporadically, we often end up with extreme intakes of food (particularly carbs and sugar) in one hit. This makes our digestive system work super hard, particularly if we only eat our one meal at dinner time. Our metabolism slows down making it hard to shift weight and we start to feel lethargic so exercise is the last thing we want to do.
I will write an article on this topic😊