#4 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

#4 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

Does Eating Healthy Really Cost More?

Studies prove eating healthy ultimately saves money.

You might be surprised how easily you can stretch your food budget.

4. Quality meat and much more plant-based foods. Loaded with nutrients, high-quality protein and essential fatty acids, grass-fed beef and wild-caught salmon are among your best food bargains. They often aren’t cheap, especially if you’re trying to feed a family of four or more.

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Stretch your food budget by loading more of your plate with inexpensive, filling leafy and cruciferous veggies, good fats like avocado, and slow-release high-fibre carbs like quinoa and legumes (beans).

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Here’s the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can’t put a price on your health. You can’t put a price on setting a healthy example for your kids.

Eat Clean – Feel Better

Jax

#3 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

#3 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

Does Eating Healthy Really Cost More?

Studies prove eating healthy ultimately saves money.

You might be surprised how easily you can stretch your food budget.

3. Skip convenience foods. Knowing you’re short on time, supermarkets cash in on pre-sliced veggies, trimmed-and-cleaned chicken breasts, and pre-cooked — well, just about everything.

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Once you realise pre-prepped broccoli florets cost twice as much as organic broccoli heads and you could buy a whole bird for the same cost as four chicken breasts, decide that saving a little time isn’t worth spending the extra money. What making foods from scratch demands in time often saves in money.

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Here’s the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can’t put a price on your health. You can’t put a price on setting a healthy example for your kids.

Eat Clean – Feel Better

Jax

#2 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

#2 of 10 Strategies for Fat Loss and Healthy Eating on a Budget

Does Eating Healthy Really Cost More? When I hear people say they can’t afford to eat healthy, I ask them to tally up their bills. While grass-fed beef or wild-caught salmon might seem pricy, overall folks discover they save money eating healthier and bypassing overpriced processed and convenience foods. I had a client who spent nearly £5 every weekday morning on a coffee-shop latte and low-fat muffin!

Studies prove eating healthy ultimately saves money. One found “convenient sources are less healthy and more expensive than a well-planned menu from budget foods available from large supermarket chains.”

You might be surprised too how you can stretch your food budget.

2. Buy frozen and stock up. I simply forgot about it: I bought heads of organic cauliflower, had a change in plans, and the poor things just wilted in my fridge crisper drawer. Darn it: Money down the drain!

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Frozen foods eliminate that problem and save you money. You can buy weeks’ — months’ — worth of frozen kale, raspberries, and other favorites to store in your freezer, so you always have essentials for soups, shakes, stews and side dishes.

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Here’s the thing: You can always earn more money, but you can’t put a price on your health. You can’t put a price on setting a healthy example for your kids.

Eat Clean – Feel Better