How to eat healthy on a budget

eat healthy on a budget

Eating healthy is important for overall health and wellbeing, but it can often seem expensive. However, there are many ways to eat healthy on a budget. In this blog post, we’ll explore some tips for eating healthy without breaking the bank.

Below are the top 5 tips on how to eat on a budget

Firstly, planning meals in advance can help save both time and money

By planning ahead, you can make a grocery list and only buy what you need, reducing the risk of impulse buys. Additionally, planning meals can help to avoid food waste by using up ingredients before they go bad¹.

Secondly, buying in-season produce can be a great way to save money

 In-season produce is often less expensive and fresher than out-of-season produce. Shopping at local farmers’ markets is a great way to find fresh, seasonal produce at a lower cost².

Another tip for eating healthy on a budget is to buy in bulk

Purchasing non-perishable items, such as grains, nuts, and seeds, in bulk can save money in the long run. Additionally, buying meat in bulk and freezing it can help to save money on protein³.

Additionally, making meals from scratch can be a great way to save money and eat healthy

Pre-made meals and snacks are often more expensive than homemade alternatives. Cooking at home also allows for more control over ingredients, which can help to reduce the consumption of unhealthy additives and preservatives⁴

Finally, it’s important to be mindful of portion sizes.

Eating more than is needed can lead to overconsumption of calories and wasted food. Measuring out portions and eating until you are satisfied, rather than stuffed, can help to save money and maintain a healthy weight⁵.

Eating healthy on a budget is possible with a bit of planning and effort. By planning meals, buying in-season produce, purchasing in bulk, making meals from scratch, and being mindful of portion sizes, you can save money while still maintaining a healthy diet.

Now you know that its possible to Eat Healthy on a Budget, right?

If you’re looking for more tips on eating healthy, why not book a gym class with us at AB Health and Fitness? Our experienced trainers can help you find an exercise routine that works for you and fits into your busy schedule. Plus, our focus on first aid training ensures your safety while you exercise. Book your class today by visiting our website or call us at 03 8364 8984.

What are some of your favourite budget-friendly healthy meals?
  1. Better Health Channel. (n.d.). Planning meals.
  2. Nutrition Australia. (n.d.). Seasonal eating.
  3. Queensland Government. (2019). Buying food in bulk.
  4. Harvard Health Publishing. (2021). The health benefits of cooking at home.
  5. Australian Government Department of Health. (2013). Portion size.

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