People often say that it’s too expensive to eat healthy. Well you would say that when BOGOF offers only seem to apply to junk food. But if you just stopped buying junk food, you will save money anyhow and use that cash to buy healthy foods. And there are ways that you can buy healthy food on a budget so I thought I’d share some of my tips with you. So time to stop making those excuses, and make that supermarket trolley dash and still have that change left in your pocket!
- Buy fruit and vegetables loose rather than pre-packaged. Loose fruit and veg can be as little as half the price.
- Look for supermarket deals on fruit and vegetables, such as buy one get one free offers.
- Fruit and vegetables are usually cheaper if they’re in season.
- Replace your morning or afternoon snack with a piece of fruit. A banana or an apple costs around 20p at the supermarket, about half the price of most chocolate bars or packets of crisps.
- Don’t throw away vegetables that are about to go out of date. Use them in stews, soups and casseroles, which you can freeze and eat another time.
- Stock up on canned fruit and vegetables. They count towards your 5 A DAY and won’t go off, so you can buy them in bulk. Buy those canned without added salt or sugar. Supermarket own-brand varieties are usually the cheapest.
- Look for good deals on frozen and dried fruit and veg, such as frozen peas and dried pulses and beans. They are often cheaper than fresh varieties.
So there we have it. It’s really not hard to eat healthy. I’ve found that those who want to make excuses as to why they are not leading a healthier lifestyle, will do regardless. Just don’t be one of them and you’ll be on your way to a happier and fitter life!