As you know there are so many health benefits to eating healthy and exercising. Although people want to eat healthily, I often hear complaints that it is too expensive. It doesn’t have to be! Here are some grocery hacks on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank.
Visit your local farmer’s market
The farmer’s market is the perfect place to purchase inexpensive fruit and vegetables. One benefit of using the farmer’s market is that all the foods are locally grown, many without pesticides or chemicals.
Another major benefit is the price of the farmer’s produce compared to the supermarket is a great value.
Grocery stores tend to charge an arm and leg for organic fruit and vegetables. The farmer’s market is definitely a good way to keep coins in the bank.
Buy discounted meats
Did you know the grocery store has huge sells on meat when they approach the expiration date? I take advantage of this time to purchase steaks or chicken. You can buy several pounds at a discounted rate and freeze them for later.
Use coupons or customer card
I know people don’t care to cut and carry coupons, but if you want to save money you will. Another way to save money on eating healthy is to sign up for a discount card. This will allow you to get a special discount on certain items and even purchase buy-one-get-one-free most of the time.
Frozen foods are good if you can’t buy fresh
Frozen produce is nutritious just as fresh ones, but they are processed to lock in the nutrients. Also, frozen produce can last up to 8 months in the freezer, which allows you to purchase in bulk.
Buy in Bulk
Buying in bulk is always a good thing because it allows you to have more food without spending money weekly going to the grocery store.
You don’t have to just use the big stores like Sam’s or Costco to buy in bulk, but you can also use