Eating right doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of the healthiest foods are inexpensive. Try these tips to keep your heart healthy, your waist trim and your wallet fat.
- Choose produce that’s in season. Fall is on the horizon. That means fresh berries are out and pears and apples are in. If you didn’t freeze your own, you can always buy frozen berries, peaches and other summer fruit when it’s on sale.
- Opt for inexpensive proteins. Beans, peanut butter, eggs, canned tuna and sardines are all inexpensive yet incredibly nutritious sources of protein. And you’ve probably noticed that meat is pricey. Consider cutting back on meat to just a few times a week to improve your health and wealth bottom line.
- Make extra of freezable meals like pasta, soup or casseroles. It’s like making your own frozen entrees without the high price tag, the sodium or trip to the store.
- See what’s on sale. You don’t have to be an extreme couponer, but using the weekly circulars to shop will save you a lot of money. Check them out online and save time and money at the supermarket. Stock up on grains, frozen veggies, peanut butter and fresh meats that you can freeze and use later.
- Select store brands – especially for organics and staples like cereal and rice.
- Limit dining out. It’s easy to grab a meal on the run but you pay for that convenience. Take your lunch to work and save dining out for special occasions
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