Many people think eating healthy has to be expensive but it doesn’t have to be as long as you are smart about what you buy.
1. Learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget.
I follow Blogilates on Youtube and Fitalicious on Instagram for cheap meal ideas.
There are TONS of social media sites that are based on the premise of spending only $1-$2 a meal. It’s quite amazing how inexpensive healthy eating can be, you just have to know what to buy. You can make these healthy meals in bulk and have prepped meals for the entire week.
This will save you not only money, but a ton of time as well! It’s also to good to prep your meals ahead of time because you will already have money ready and won’t be tempted to buy junk food or fast food.
2. Use the food that is already in your home.
I know we are all guilty of saying that we have no food in the house, when there is usually enough food to feed a school. We’ve just become more picky as a society and in order to break that, we need to become more creative with our meals.
There are tons of slow cooked crock pot meals you can make with all of that food you might not ever use that is in your home. You could also buy some chicken or another kind of meat and mix it into the food that is already in your home.
3. Make sure you’re full.
An easy tip to save money before going grocery shopping is to eat beforehand. I’ve guilty of going to the grocery store after working out and not having anything to eat yet. As much as I wanted to buy healthy food after the workout, I wanted something to ease my craving.
Make sure to not make the mistake I did. Go to the grocery store on a full stomach so you buy what you truly want to eat, and not just something you want to eat from cravings.
4. Buy your food in bulk.
Usually the more food you buy, the more money you will be saving. Buying in bulk does save money, but it can also be bad to do so because of wasting the food. If you don’t use the food in time, it would be a waste in the first place to buy the food.
Make sure to freeze as much food as you can so it can still be eatable in the future. Places like Costco and Sams Club will save you tons of money. I remember going to Sams Club as a child and looking forward to going there with my mom. We would eat a bunch of different samples and it was honestly something I was excited to do during the weekends.
How do you save money while grocery shopping? Do you do any of the things I mentioned in this post?