How You Can Save Money On Food and Still Eat Healthy

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Is it possible to save money on the grocery bill, and still eat healthy? Well, it's not easy. Stretching a dollar is getting harder and harder to do these days. But, we can't give up on eating healthy, the alternative could be much more costly. I find that buying frozen food is very helpful, and I don't have to worry about it going bad if I don't eat it in a day or two. I can get frozen fruits, vegetables, and even salmon, for a reasonable price. I also try to go to the supermarket with a list, and only buy the foods that are on sale. And, when frozen food is on sale, I always stock up.

So, how do others eat healthy on a budget? Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget? Here are a few helpful budgeting posts, from BlogHer contributing editors, that you may find helpful.

What are other women bloggers saying about healthy eating on a budget?

Body Sense Blog - 8 Ways to Eat Healthy

With the rising cost of food, eating healthy may seem like a luxury you just can’t afford. But don’t head for the unhealthy fast-food “value menus” just yet - use this list of inexpensive foods to guide your shopping. All are healthful choices for the whole family that won’t break the bank.

Ten Healthy Foods That Won't Break the Bank

Eating healthy is a great thing to be doing. We all know this. Whether we’re tight on cash, lazy to cook (we all have those nights - nothing to be ashamed of), or just can’t find the time - this list is for you. It’s not the cheapest, but it should be in our diets on a regular basis. Let’s face it, if we’re strapped for cash (and who isn’t these days), healthy food can break the bank. Most of the foods on this list can be eaten as snacks throughout the day, so even if you find yourself waiting at the drive through at the nearest fast food joint (I don’t really consider them “restaurants,” do you?) hopefully you’ll be able to get some nutrients. And this list is packed with nutrient dense powerhouses.

Babs Time - We Can Eat Healthy on a Budget

Here a few tips for a guide to healthy eating...

  • Limit your intake of junk food and Alcohol.
  • Drink lots of water. At least eight cups, of water cups per day.
  • Limit salty and sugary foods.
  • Avoid eating many foods that are high in saturated fats.
  • Make a variety of foods, which is the key to eating healthy.
  • Stock your fridge and cupboards with items that are quick, easy, and healthy to cook, (yet kind to your purse).

Watch Your Weight and Your Budget...

A major issue for those who are trying to create a healthy lifestyle is the cost of healthy food. There are many products on the shelves of your local grocery store that are healthy, but most of them have a larger price tag than the unhealthy, high-fat foods. There are options. If you shop wisely, you can eat healthier than you ever have before and decrease your grocery bill at the same time. Nutritious eating doesn’t need to be expensive.

Have you found eating healthy on a budget more difficult these days? What do you do to stretch your dollar at the grocery store? Is healthy eating worth the price?

Contributing Editor Catherine Morgan
at Catherine-Morgan.com, The Political Voices of Women, Care2 Election

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