Registered dietitians and nutritionists McKenzie Hall and Lisa Samuel, co-founders of Nourish RDs, recently shared their top tips for how to eat healthy on a budget over on Fit Bottomed Eats. We know every dollar counts when you’re trying to feed a family, so we’re sharing a few of our favorites here. Click on over to Fit Bottomed Eats for the whole list.
Eating Healthy on a Budget
1. Make a list. Before you head to the grocery store, plan out your meals for the week. Meals like stews, soups, stir-fries or pasta dishes “stretch” expensive items such as fish, poultry, and beef into more portions. Check to see what foods you already have and make a list for what you need.
2. Embrace bulk. Buying from bulk bins is an affordable way to add spices, dried fruits, nuts, beans, legumes and grains to your meals. First, you are not paying for packaging, labeling and advertising from canned or pre-bagged foods. And second, you only buy what you need, so you’re less likely to throw away food.
3. Use your freezer. When you see some of your favorite items on sale, stock up and freeze. This is a great way to save on local or organic fish, poultry and meat. And don’t let leftovers go to waste. Freeze leftover soups, stews, sauces and casseroles.
What do you do to shave off dollars at the store? —McKenzie Hall and Lisa Samuel