Eating Healthy on a Budget
Shopping healthy on a budget sounds hard. It's not lol. And I'm going to tell you why. It's all about PLANNING. Now personally, I am obsessed with Pinterest (follow me @sarahprice752) and I use that all the time for recipe ideas. Also, check your local grocery store for sales. Most of the stuff I make is on sale or just cheap in general. For example, I either eat sweet potatoes or rice for carbohydrates. Rarely do I eat pasta unless I just really want it and if that's the case I eat whole wheat or whole grain. Just a personal preference. If you keep a variety of things at home already, you should only spend around $20/30 a week on food. I usually buy meat every week unless I have something in the freezer stowed away or some tuna. I look for the chicken that is marked down because of the sale buy date and I will grab a few of them even if I don't need it and put it in the freezer. If I'm in the mood for fish I will see what is on sale unless I'm set on salmon or shrimp. The vegetables that I buy vary between zucchini, asparagus, cauliflower or broccoli, carrots and Brussels sprouts. The protein I usually buy are either plant based, tilapia, salmon, shrimp, chicken breasts or thighs and ground turkey. I don't really care for ground beef but when I do eat it, it's usually 90/10. Make sure to keep fresh fruits on hand for snacks and yogurt (preferably Greek) to snack on. I also enjoy some nuts for snack as they are chock full of healthy fats. When all else fails, eat the serving size of whatever you are eating. There is NOTHING and I mean NOTHING wrong with eating healthy fats. Just don't eat a whole bag and complain to me about it. Lol. You can't do that. Well, you can but you shouldn't. If you guys want, I could do a vlog at the grocery store and show you what I normally grab. I really hope this helps you guys out on your journey/lifestyle/whatever.