I used to think that eating healthy meant 3 shopping trips as week to Whole Foods with a $150 bill each time. That time is long gone and now I’m able to make trips to the grocery store less painful. Here are some things I do to help keep those bills down.
- Buy frozen veggies: You have probably heard this one a lot and that’s because it is true. Frozen veggies are cheap AND super easy to make. I get the ones that you can just toss in the microwave. Set the timer and walk away.
- Shop in bulk: If you have a Costco card, use it. Buy your all your meats and freeze them when you get home. It takes a few extra minutes when you get home but the savings will add up. Also Whole Foods and Sprouts have bulk sections for granola, grains, and other items you can stock up on.
- Hit up the Sales: Yes….be a coupon cutter and look out for emails on deals.
- Meal Prep: This is a big one! Cooking your meals at home is the best way to cut down costs during the week. Breakfast and lunches are on the go can be a big part of your budget. A simple container of chicken, rice, and veggies will keep you satisfied and your keep you wallet full (cheezy line but true).
- Keep in simple: See that protein box at Starbucks with a hardboiled egg, grapes, and cheese? It’s like $5.00….making that at home for $5.00 but it will last you all week. Don’t get caught up in pre-packaged “healthy items” as everyday meals.
Hope this helps a little. Always remember; health IS wealth!
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