5 Tips For Healthy Shopping on Budget
One of the main complaints I get about changing to a healthy lifestyle is how expensive it is. It’s not a surprising argument when you compare eating dollar cereal from your corner supermarket to gourmet granola and oat milk from Whole Foods. But don’t let this false narrative deter you. Initially, it takes a little time and a change in approach to switch over your pantry staples to your new healthier basics. However, once this transition is over, it is very easy to shop healthy and keep your wallet happy. Here are my top 5 tips to get there!
1. Buy the best quality of food you can afford.
It does not make sense to try to be healthy if it’s breaking the bank. There are healthy options available at every price point.
If organic is your goal, take a look at my other post Shop the Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen to identify which produce should be at the top of your list.
2. Make a plan, make a list.
Meal plan ahead of time and make a list of what you need to get through the week.
3. Shop seasonally and buy basics in bulk
Seasonal produce will be the most economical and budget friendly.
Know the basics you keep in your pantry and use the most. When there are big sales stock up (buying at a box store like Costco also helps for your regular items)
4. Buy Multi Purpose foods
Stock your pantry with basics you can use to make your meals.
Stay away from boxed meals, they tend to be freeze dried, full of fillers and preservatives and are not very versatile.
5. Opt for grocery pick-up!
This will save you time and money!
Shopping your list, you stay away from the impulse buys and can gauge the best priced items. We saved 30% off of our weekly grocery bill & eat healthier!
What other questions do you have? You can reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by message in Instagram @heather11marie.