Eating healthy on a budget

Healthy eating on a budget

Some healthy tips for eating on a budget, planning meals, eating at home, and buying somethings in bulk.

Sarah Stock, a registered dietitian at St. Luke’s, is helping us demystify how to eat healthily on a budget, saying that it doesn’t have to be boring.

Reducing our food waste is one of the ways we can save money. Meal planning can help you do so. “Just taking 40 minutes a week to prepare some of your food ahead of time to plan out a few meals. You don’t have to plan out something for every single day. But start thinking of some theme meals.”

We know that eating at home is more cost effective than eating at a restaurant, but it also allows you the opportunity to control how it’s prepared.

“Think of your fridge like a salad bar. Prep up those veggies and fruit ahead of time. Put them in containers so you can see them. So it looks like you have food available, right now.”

This will help you to consume more whole foods. To find out if something is a whole food– Sarah recommends we ask ourselves if we would you be able to find the food in nature?

Whole foods are cheaper because we find ourselves paying for convenience.