Eating healthy on a budget, it totally doable!
I did an AWESOME BJ’s grocery run yesterday and SHOULD have done a video because it was pretty darn perfect and came to $67 PLUS I have $20 credit back so $47!
Here are my best tips to eat healthy on a budget
- Decide how you are going to prep. Some people like to prep each meal making it easy to just say “this is what I am having” while others prefer to prep healthy food and have it ready to grab and go but can choose what they want depending on the mood. I am the second, I call it buffet style meal prep
- Rotisserie chicken! These are $5 or so are the stores. We get one every week. We remove the skin, take it apart and separate out the dark and light meat, I prefer the light and my husband the dark. But this makes it easy to grab a handful and throw it on a salad
- Versatile veggies. Things you can cook or eat raw. Peppers are a great go-to for this. I can dip in those little 100 calorie guacamole packs or throw in the oven a roast. I buy a huge thing and slide them all up so they are grab and go. I also love other roastable veggies of course but things you can enjoy different ways are easy.
- Frozen fruits and veggies. These are often more or just as nutritious as fresh, just avoid the sauced ones. They are MUCH cheaper than obviously last a lot longer. I LOVE the microwave caulirice, I probably eat it daily in place of rice. I also love a handful of frozen fruit in my shake, especially vanilla.
- Alternatives proteins. I am not a huge fan of meat and enjoy eggs as an easy, inexpensive protein. I also love Oikos Triple Zero. It has no fat, added sugar or artificial sweeteners but tastes DELISH!
One thing you will learn as I share my meals: I am pretty efficient and cheap!