Use the below quick tips for eating healthy on a super tight budget:
1. Seasonal fruits and vegetables: Purchasing seasonal fruits and vegetables are cheaper. One can cut on other costly vegetables and consume more of seasonal ones.
2. Freezing: Sometimes a particular fruit or cereal or vegetable will be available at the offer. One can buy these in bulk. Freezing/canning/preserving fruits and vegetables will help in avoiding purchases during periods when their prices climb. Grains can be slightly heated for ten seconds in the oven (or) sun-dried. It will improve its shelf life.
3. Offers: One should subscribe to maximum offers. No offer should be missed out or wasted. Find out more info here.
4. Meat: When one buys less expensive cuts like the chicken thigh, more amount can be saved. It will help in avoiding costly options like chicken breasts.
5. Whole grains: Whole grains have a low glycemic index. They assimilate slowly. Besides, full-grain meals give a fuller feeling. Hence one does not get hungry soon.
6. Eat less outside: Home food tends to be healthy and economical.
7. Try different cuisines: Mexican, Indian and Thai cuisine are loaded with tasty recipes which can be prepared with low priced nutritional ingredients.
8. Upgrade leftovers: Do not dispose of leftovers. Instead upgrade them by adding sprouts, vegetables and adding a dash of lemon, etc. would increase the nutritional value.
9. Buy in local markets: Buying in the farmers market is far economical than buying in departmental stores.
10. Organize: The fridge and kitchen counters adequately organized. It will help in using the groceries without wastage. Organizing will help in using fruits and vegetables when they are intact. This will help to get the maximum nutrients from these. Poorly organized fridge and kitchen result in more food expenses. One may repurchase the same ingredient thinking it is out of stock. One might miss out components until they emanate foul smell due to rotting.…