One of the most common misconceptions related to healthy eating is that it costs a lot of money. If you are one of those people that think eating healthy will make a hole in your budget, then this article is for you!
We’ve put together a list of tips that will help you start eating healthy and stay on budget, check out Teatox’s magic tricks below:
Improve Your Cooking Methods
How many times have you bought all the right ingredients only to end up with a heavy or unhealthy meal? One of the best kept secrets of healthy eating is the cooking process. Can’t give up those spicy wings and delicious fries you enjoy on weekends? How about instead of deep frying them you put them in the oven? Studies have shown that the way we cook our food has a lot to do with us leading a healthy life, so it only natural that the first step to a healthier and happier life should be changing our cooking methods. Not to mention that it is free!
No More Processed Food
We know this can be a little bit difficult, given that hectic way of life we all share these days, but with a little bit of effort from your part, it can be done. If there is absolutely no time for you to cook your work meals at home, choose the raw alternative. There are plenty of ingredients that taste delicious when eaten raw, you just need to find the ones that best suit your taste buds.
Trips to the Farmer’s Market
When was the last time you bought all your foods from the farmer’s market? Supermarkets are easy, you find all you need in just one place, but most of the time the food is not fresh or healthy. Find a farmer’s market near your home or your workplace, and create a habit out of shopping for groceries there, at least two or three times a week. You will find fresh products, meet friendly people, and maybe get to bargain for the price a little. The perfect recipe for improving your eating habits!
The Next Best Thing Rule
This is a lovely little trick when it comes to offering your body the healthy nutrients it needs. Let’s take salmon for example, a great source of Omega 3 fats, a delicious fish, but a little bit pricey. Instead of giving up on Omega 3 altogether, you can choose to eat nuts; add them to salads or enjoy them as an in-between meals snack. Mother Nature offers us a lot of wonderful sources of healthy eating, and most of them come with tiny prices, all you need to do is a little bit of research.
Don’t Waste Food
One of the major faults of modern society is the lack of respect we have for our food; all the sales and bargains have lead us to buy more than we can eat or our fridge can store, and a lot of people end up throwing away things they didn’t even open. We know it looks like a bargain to buy five and get two for three, but do you really need it? Changing the way you buy and store food, and also cooking only what you can eat will definitely have a positive impact on your budget.
Choose Foods That Are in Season
This last trick is something to keep in mind, especially if you are not a picky eater, and can change ingredients easily. Shopping for foods that are in season means you will save money, and eat fresher products! If you do want something else, choose the frozen alternative. It is cheaper, since you don’t pay for the cans or jars, not to mention that frozen foods preserves more nutrients than the canned ones.
There are dozens of other tips and tricks out there that can help you start your journey on the path to healthy eating on a budget, as long as you are determined to improve your lifestyle, you just need to take a little time from your weekly routine and plan your meals and grocery shopping trips. It will pay off, not only budget-wise, but also health-wise.
Aren’t you already excited about planning your next healthy meal?