Enjoying a balanced, healthy diet doesn’t have to break the bank. If you’re trying to eat healthier, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, there are a lot of great options. Before your next trip to the grocery store, consider the following tips:
Enjoy Home-Cooked Meals. Visiting a local restaurant or warming up a pre-packaged meal may be convenient, but these meals can be expensive and also packed with calories, fat, and sugar. Preparing your own meals allows you to save money, and you’ll also know exactly what ingredients are going into your dishes. For added convenience, you can prep meals or ingredients in advance so they’re ready to go during your busy week.
Plan Your Meals in Advance. If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store without a list, you’ve probably experienced sticker shock when you hear the final total. Beyond the risk of going over budget, picking up groceries without planning in advance can lead to wasted food. Perhaps you’ve purchased some tasty ingredients with the best of intentions, but get home and realize that you don’t have everything you need to prepare them, and they end up going unused before eventually being thrown away. By planning out your meals for the week, you can create a complete but simple grocery list. With your list in hand, your visits to the store will be more focused, efficient, and on budget.
Do Your Own Prep-Work. We all love convenience, but convenience can come at a cost. While buying a package of shredded cheese may seem more convenient than buying a block to shred at home, it can also cost a great deal more. Not only does the price per package tend to be higher for these prepared foods, but you’ll often get less food in each package. Get more for your money by sticking to unprocessed items.
Buy In Bulk. Bulk items may not come in fancy packaging, but they do offer some very attractive savings. By stripping away the expensive packaging, bulk foods provide excellent savings for the same quality of food. Grains, beans, brown rice, and nuts are readily available in bulk at many grocery stores. These items pack a lot of nutritional bang for your buck, and also last a long time in your pantry. Best of all, when you buy in bulk you choose the amount that you buy. This means you can buy exactly what you need, and eliminate costly food waste.
Purchase Frozen Fruits and Veggies. Frozen produce is nutritious, affordable, and stores much more easily than their fresh counterparts. With frozen fruits and vegetables, you can use just the amount that you need, and store the leftovers in the freezer until you need them.
Keep these suggestions in mind, and you’ll quickly discover how easy it is to eat well on a budget. Reaching your fitness and wellness goals doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. For additional support to help you reach your goals, consider adding a supplement containing SuperCitrimax® from InterHealth. Backed by three published clinical research studies, SuperCitrimax® has been demonstrated to promote weight loss and reduced calorie intake. To learn more about SuperCitrimax® and other InterHealth products, visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-783-4636 today!