When I first started my fitness journey, I didn’t automatically think about how much I was spending. But as time went on that changed when I increased how many times I was eating daily. I needed to figure out how to eat healthy on a budget.
Here are the tips to eat healthy on a budget
Keep it simple
You’ve heard it before, keep it simple. No need for a 20 ingredient recipe with items you need to order online because no local store carries them. You can keep it simple with searing and baking protein. No need to getting fancy especially in the beginning. Keep it basic when you think protein, healthy fats like avocado, cheese and oils and keep your carbs low.
Make a list
I am a list queen, on paper and electronic. I try to always check to see what’s in my pantry first so I don’t wind up with duplicates. Remember part of the goal is healthy meals on a budget.
Do it yourself
Premade packages of food, fresh or frozen, are convenient but also expensive. They can be convenient but not worth the expense. Most of the time you can make them cheaper yourself.
If you’ve been reading my blog you know I love meal prepping. I spend a couple of hours every Sunday prepping meals for the week ahead. I have bought myself a few high-quality meal prep tools and use them every week to keep me from spending a ton on lunches and cheating on my diet because of hunger or having no options.
Follow the deals
I have slipped on my couponing, but I do have a few secrets for snapping up some of the best deals.Ibotta is an app that I use almost daily. It has all my favorite stores on it and I can easily get money back with everything I purchase. There’s no need for printing out coupons! Just pick your items, scan your receipt and collect the cash.
You can sign up here with my link and get $10 right away just for signing up!
Limit specialty ingredients
So many keto and low carb recipes call for specialty ingredients, things like coconut flour and Erythritol. These ingredients, especially when buying them at specialty shops, can be expensive. Remember that you can be on a fitness journey without them.
What tips do you have for eating healthy on a budget?