So, I went grocery shopping the other day and saw some pretty awesome products that they have out on the market. The problem is, they are pretty expensive.
These companies know what they’re doing when it comes to marketing. Some of these things practically jumped off the shelf and into my cart themselves! But I was good, I resisted the urge and stuck to my list 🙂
Eating healthy can seem expensive, if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It doesn’t mean buying all name brand, top of the line, organic products. You can meet your needs well within your budget if you plan accordingly. And just to make sure you don’t use cost as an excuse to not eat healthy, I’ve compiled these 10 tips to help you save some cash MONAAAYYY.
10 Tips for Shopping Healthy on a Budget
- Look for what is on sale before you go shopping and plan your meals around sales.
- Buy fresh produce in season and save it in the freezer for later use.
- Cook with a crockpot. Cheaper cuts of meats tend to work well in soups and stews- using the crockpot can help to make a cheaper cut of meat tender and tasty!
- Invest in a few staple items like brown rice, beans, and lentils which are healthy and hearty. It helps to bulk up your meals and keep costs lower.
- Don’t be afraid of leftovers! Prepping your meals will help to avoid waste, but when you have some extra food to use up, get creative; you could turn it into soups, stews, casseroles, salads…
- Stick to your grocery list. You spent all of this time planning it, make sure that was time well spent!
- Buy generic brands. Most grocery stores have their own lines of food items that are much cheaper, and if you compare the 2 side by side their ingredients are usually exactly the same, or very close.
- Use coupons! This one is pretty obvious… take some time and see if you can find any coupons for items that you could use. However, don’t just buy something because it’s on sale or has a coupon, only if it’s part of your plan.
- Shop online. I know this seems a little weird to shop for groceries online, but a lot of the time you can get wholesale prices on certain items. Amazon is a good place to check as well as thrivemarket.com.
- Cook at home. Even if you are eating healthy when you go out to eat it is still more expensive than if you cooked at home. Making your meals at home and bringing them with you for the day will save you a lot of money.
I hope you find these tips helpful on your next shopping trip!
However, keep in mind that your health is most important. If you don’t eat right, in the long run it won’t be the cost of grocery bills that you’re worrying about, it will be the cost of doctor visits.
Never forget that you are worth it!
What helps you save money on healthy groceries?