Eating healthy on a budget

26 Aug

Contrary to popular belief eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. If you have a hard time finding cheap healthy items at the store, here is a list of cheaper food items to get you started. You don’t have to put processed foods in your body just because you are on a budget.

Brown rice
Beans-garbonzo, pinto, black, kidney
Eggs
Sweet Potatoes
Russet Potatoes
Canned Tuna
Bananas
Apples

Celery

Radish

Low sodium canned soups

Whole wheat pasta

Canned marinara sauce
Whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pita bread
Frozen vegetables
Oats
Romaine lettuce head
Baby carrots
Oranges
Pears
Lentils-dry
Pearl barley-dry
Fat free yogurt
Natural peanut butter
Canned salmon
Frozen fruit
Grapes
Popcorn kernels
Watermelon
Turkey
Chicken
Pumpkin
Pork
Spinach
Onions
Milk
Bulgar wheat
Cantaloupe
Kasha
MIllet
Quinoa

Try to avoid frozen connivence foods like frozen dinners. They are super high in sodium. Try collecting coupons to save extra on organic foods. Buy fruits and vegetables that are in season. (for September: Apples, Eggplants, Grapes, Lettuce, Persimmon, Pomegranate, Pumpkins, Spinach, Tomatoes). Make sure you are meal planning to avoid any tempting quick unhealthy dinners. Never go to the grocery store hungry. Shop without your children if possible.

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  1. Eating Healthy: Making the Change « The Nutrition Translator - 29/09/2010

    […] first tip is to start meal planning. Read my meal planning blog for more tips. And tips for eating on a budget. Meal planning allows give you freedom. It does take time to plan your meals, but it will save you […]

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