With the price of food rising more and more, eating a healthy, balanced diet can be
tricky. Here are some tips on how to stay healthy on a budget:
- Make a shopping list and stick to it. The more prepared you are when you do your groceries, the less impulsive you will be.
- Do a weekly shop. By planning your meals for the week and shopping once a week instead of every day, you will make better use of your ingredients. Less will go to waste and you will save money!
- Experiment with vegetable sources of Protein. Lentils, chickpeas and beans are a much cheaper source of protein than meat, chicken and fish. And very nutritious as well!
- Buy in bulk. Large packs of both fresh and dry foods work out cheaper. Portion them at home and store correctly.
- Don’t be lured in my pretty packaging. Fancy jars, boxes and containers cost money and this will push the price of the product up. You can get the same quality product cheaper just by choosing a more â€œplainâ€ packaging.
- Cut out junk food. Evaluate how much money you are spending on junk food such as fizzy drinks, chips, biscuits and chocolates. Limit or cut out these foods completely. Your body and your wallet will thank you!
- Eat out less. Eating out or getting takeaways definitely costs more. Freeze leftovers for a quick meal that you can heat up when you are rushed for time.
- Purchase Store brands. The no-name brand products usually offer the same quality product, without the pretty packaging.