Many of us worry about the rising food prices, especially the increasing prices of veggies and fruits. If you are trying to eat healthy and want to stay in budget, all you need is the right approach. In this post, we are talking of the best ways to eat healthy in budget.
Order fruits and veggies online
Depending on where you live, you can order fruits and veggies online. In cities like Montreal, there are services like LeFruitier delivery that get away with the cost of retailing, and offer fresh produce right at your doorstep. Also, you don’t need to order for the next two weeks, because you will eventually throw away some of the items that will get spoilt or rotten over a period of time. Use services to get fruits and veggies at the right price.
Avoid the precuts
Whether you are buying veggies, fruits, or something like a special herb, precut variants, which are ready to be consumed, always cost more. Instead, get the whole food. Keep in mind that the skin on fruits and veggies actually prevent it from getting spoilt, and you can expect to save a good amount and eat the good nutrients too.
Cook your meats
Salamis, cold cuts, sausages are great for sure, and these are ideal once in a while. If you want to get your share of protein, consider cooking your meats at home. Get fresh chicken, ground beef, or just eggs, and cook as you like. This can actually save you money and you get fresh food every day. Do not order your meats – cook at home.
Watch out for food fats
There was a sudden trend when everyone was eating specific fats, chia seeds, exotic nuts and so on. Not to bring down the value or nutritional aspect of these good foods, but something that’s imported will cost you more, and you can avoid the same. Instead, buy what’s locally produced and available. If you are in Canada, you can try maple syrup as a sweetener, instead of some highly-expensive honey from Africa.
Finally, make a budget. You are what you eat, and while you want the best things on your plate, create a budget every month. Also, include more of fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs, which are great for your immunity. Once in a while, visit the seasonal farmer’s market and check what’s on sale. You can find some really good stuff at the right price.