How to Eat Well on a Budget
It is common to get lost in the supermarket, but this is where the true fuel for healing comes in. Developing healthy shopping habits not only saves money but gives you the tools for success.
Freshness makes all the difference in what you taste on your fork. Stick to real foods such and living produce. Vegetables and fruits are much cheaper and go farther than boxed foods or previously prepared dishes. Try sweet potatoes and kale if you have to pick two main staples that fit a budget. You can roast them, steam them or eat them raw with dressing. If you must save money, choose those foods with the most nutrients, such as green leafy vegetables, organic seasonal fruits, and rotate to give your body the most nutrient options.
We make sure to have all the pantry basics that go well together in a hurry:
Local eggs make any salad, breakfast, or travel ready meal yummy.
Organic fruits such as pears, apples, lemons or tangerines are delicious.
Main staples such as sweet potatoes, garlic and onions work in everything.
Boil rice noodles to make any dinner dish gluten free.
Rice cookers are great for easy affordable dishes and cooking.
Spiralizer tools help with those that are grain intolerant.
An example of foodstuffs made from a Spiralizer:
Above: Used as noodles, a spiralizer makes vegetables into healthy options for new tastes! Try carrots, sweet potatoes and squash.
Other affordable options are zucchini based quiches, roasted brocolli in a spicy oil drizzle, or smoked salmon spinach salad or pesto pasta to fill you up and keep you nutrient rich.
Choose healthy oils such as coconut, olive, walnut, etc.
Stay away from vegetable or cottonseed oils in your foods.
Anything raw is going to be cheaper and healthier than if pre-packaged.
Fruits that are not peelable should be organic.