Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Eating well on a Budget


Eating well is an essential part of living a healthy lifestyle. Your diet impacts your physical and 
mental health, your weight, your mood, the appearance of your skin and hair and even your ability to 
get a good night's sleep. 

Eating well is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself and the best way to take care 
of your body and mind. 
Teamed with regular exercise, a healthy diet can make a very real difference to your quality of life, your 
enjoyment of it, and your life expectancy.

But, eating well can be expensive. Supermarkets always seem to have deals on unhealthy meals, 
fast food and sugary snacks.
Even when you eat out, it’s the large, high-fat meals, the big greasy burgers and fries, 
that are cheaper. 

Healthier food always seems to be more expensive. Especially healthy snacks that are less popular with 
consumers. In a time where so many of us are looking for long term secured loans to help us manage our 
finances, eating well can just seem too expensive to be feasible.

It doesn’t have to be, however. You can eat well on a budget. It might just take a little more planning and 
thought. Here are some tips to help you.

Stock Up on Fruit and Veg

Healthy ready to go snacks are more expensive than chocolate bars and crisps. Even with the sugar tax
But, fruit and veg aren’t. Remember, your snacks don’t have to be trendy or cool. Take a banana out with 
you for when you need a pick me up before lunch.

If you do want something more substantial to snack on, like hummus and crudités, make your own
at home instead of buying prepackaged options.

Write Meal Plans and Shopping Lists

Meal planning is a great way to save money, try new foods and save time while eating a healthy and 
balanced diet. But, only if you stick to it. 
Spend time at the end of each week thinking about what you want 
to eat the next week. 
Write it down, then look in your cupboards before writing a list of things that you need. Take this list 
shopping with you, or use it to order online. Only buying what you need can save you a 
But it’s important to be realistic. If you know that you want the occasional biscuit or glass of wine, put 
them on your list.

Eat Less Meat

Meat can be expensive, and doesn't go very far. You don’t need to give it up completely, but cutting the 
amount of meat that you eat can be effective when it comes to slashing your budget.

Eat meat-free meals some days, and when you do cook with meat, bulk the meal out with extra vegetables, 
lentils and beans to make it go further without spending much more.
Or better yet cut meat completely from your diet!
I have lots of delicious Vegan friendly recipes on my blog 3 cheap easy Vegan & Gluten free meals

Cook From Scratch

Cooking from scratch gives you much greater control of what you are eating and how much you are 
spending. Buy cheaper ingredients, but take the time to make as many of your meals as you can yourself.

Hope you like this post and found it helpful!

Let me know your thoughts and tips for eating well on a budget?

Have a great Day!


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