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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Fruit and berries in a grocery store, Paris, F...

Fruit and berries in a grocery store, Paris, France. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have all said it…”it is so much cheaper to eat bad food” Here are some examples of how to make small changes that save you money but keep you healthy.
1. Choose in season fruits and veggies, if you can’t get fresh frozen are just as good(just make sure there is no added sugars or salt)
2. Oatmeal is fantastic for breakfast, to use as a topping or to bake with. Instant pre-packed oatmeal can be too expensive. Try using quick cook oats 1/2 cup pre cooked is a good serving size.  Most stores sell this for $2 a 1kg bag.
3. Like salmon? Try canned salmon instead, it is just as good for you and you still get the same omega vitamins.
Some tips to stretch your dollar further………
1. Plan your meals in advance, make a list and stick to it.
2. See what you have in your fridge to make a meal instead of ordering in, going out, or making a trip to the grocery store. Try to use up your leftovers first.
3. Check out the bruised or aging fruit in the reduced section. If you wash and cut them before putting them in the freezer they work great for smoothies, just mix flavours in a freezer safe container and put in your smoothie frozen.
4. Stock up on sale item staples that wont go bad, or have a long shelf life. ie. oatmeal, peanut butter, healthy cereals.

These are just some tips that help you eat healthier on a budget. Do you have any?
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