Eating healthy is hard but doable. It means venturing outside of the prepackaged foods we have become trained to eat. It means going outside our food comfort zone.
Think of purchasing food as an investment. Just as you invest in your wardrobe, you also invest in your food pantry. I have found thinking this way can be helpful when in the grocery store. Buying healthy can be pricey and what this can mean sacrificing money you would use to eat out with at the grocery store.
Which as you learn to eat better, not having money to eat out can be helpful in this journey. It means you are being challenged to pull out the pots and pans. To try out new kinds of food and experiment with cooking. You will expand your taste buds and discover and even rediscover foods you thought you hated.
I have found the places that work best for my budget and discovered Aldi a few years ago. I am able to purchase all the items I need without resorting to purchasing prepackaged food. Food full of salt and sugar. I tend to eat the same or similar foods week to week. This is due more so because I know how much these items will cost.
Below is a list my go to budget friendly groceries.
Coconut Oil– worth the price as it has so many uses! Try using it and discover which brand or type works for you.
Almonds– or some kind of nut, a great source of protein and good fats.
Canned Tomatoes– These are a great source of vitamins and my favorite option for pasta sauce.
Frozen Vegatables– a great source of vitamins and they store well in the freezer
Oat Meal– a staple in my cabinet, can be used in so many different ways as well.
Fresh Fruit & Vegatables- This is where the bulk of my food budget goes to each week.
What are some of your ways to eat healthy on a tight budget?