Healthy Eating on a Budget
Experts recommend more fruits & vegetables, but remember that frozen or canned fruits & veggies can provide sufficient benefit, in addition to fresh foods. Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are less expensive and they last longer.
Beans and nuts are also healthy and contain protein, and many stores offer low-sodium canned versions.
Plan! Make a grocery list before going to the store so you don't spend more money than you need to.
Save with buying store brands.
Shop the sales! You can often find coupons in the local paper, and you can also look for discounts at stores.
Buy in bulk and save. Try buying whole foods and larger quantities, then make single-serving packs at home for each day of the week. For example, try buying a large portion of unsalted nuts, raisins, and cereal and make your own trail mix. It's much less expensive than buying single snack packs.
See if there's a local farmer's market near your home or work place here, and you can also buy fruits and vegetables from a local street vendors, which are sometimes less expensive than at stores.
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