Diet & Weight Magazine

Eat Healthy Without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket

By Beliteweight @BeLiteWeight

Eat Healthy Without Burning a Hole in Your PocketEveryone wants to eat good, healthy food to promote weight loss, but it is often challenging to learn how to budget for balanced meals. Luckily, with a little brainstorming and planning, you can learn some smart shopping skills that will become second nature.

Buy in Bulk
No one wants five pounds of tomatoes hanging around and going bad, so save this tip for healthy staples that will last a long time: brown rice, whole wheat flour, and stevia store well. When you have healthy food on hand, you will be less inclined to buy additional, unhealthy groceries, and you’ll keep your weight loss on track.

Shop Seasonally
Fruits and veggies in season are often much cheaper than out-of-season counterparts that must be shipped hundreds or thousands of miles. They will be much fresher and easier to enjoy, and you will also be supporting local farmers. Where’s the best place to buy your fresh produce? My favorite is the local farmers market.

Be Picky About Protein
By choosing high quality products without additives or fillers, you will be consuming more nutrients and, in turn, will require a smaller portion to be satiated. Eating high-quality meat three times a week rather than low-quality meat five or more times a week will benefit your health and your pocket book.

Check Prices
Different grocery stores offer different deals. Shopping at two or three different stores may take a little extra effort at first, but you will learn a store’s trends and you will maximize your budget’s potential.

Choose Versatile Veggies
Veggies are less likely to sit around and go bad if you can use them in different ways. If you buy lots of iceberg lettuce, you may soon tire of salads. However, spinach can be eaten cooked or raw, as a side dish or in a number of recipes. Carrots are similar. Rutabagas? Not so much…

Spice Up Your Recipes
Stick to staples, and resist the urge to buy expensive condiments or frozen meals. Research how to cook while incorporating different spices to basic foods like rice and veggies to give you variety.

Freeze Your Portions
Literally! Cook healthy meals in bulk and freeze portions in individual containers. This will prevent overeating and eating out — the two factors that inhibit you to lose weight most.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Is It Healthy To Always Eat Healthy?

    Healthy Always Healthy?

    I've been contemplating to write on this topic for quite some time now. There are a lot of mixed opinions out there about this topic, - eating healthy all the... Read more

    The 31 October 2011 by   Tatiannalovingfit
  • Breakfast WIN! {Getting Kids to Eat Without a Gun!}

    Breakfast WIN! {Getting Kids Without Gun!}

    Samantha had a hair appointment this morning so for a while this morning it's just me and the monsters...I mean boys. Our day starts off just about the same... Read more

    The 02 June 2011 by   Thibben
  • How We Are Teaching Our Kids to Eat Healthy Foods

    Teaching Kids Healthy Foods

    Historically, my kids are great eaters.  We exclusively breastfeed for the first 8 months which introduces babies to lots of different flavors via my diet. Read more

    The 11 June 2013 by   Lindsayleighbentley
  • How to Eat a Healthy Diet and Save Money.

    Healthy Diet Save Money.

    How to Eat a Healthy Diet and Save MoneyAlmost every day we read or hear reports about the health benefits of eating fresh foods. Read more

    The 10 March 2012 by   Therealsupermum
  • How To Eat A Healthy Breakfast On Vacation

    Healthy Breakfast Vacation

    Cruise ships and all-inclusive resorts are where diets go to die – their famous buffets seem custom-made to pack on some pounds. But it doesn’t have to be that... Read more

    The 10 April 2012 by   Healthytravelblog
  • Step Away From The Brownies: How To Eat Healthy at Work

    We’ve all been there: you start out the day with the healthiest of intentions. Perhaps a morning workout. A homemade salad packed for lunch. Carrot sticks in... Read more

    The 29 June 2012 by   Classycareergirl
  • Struggling to Eat Healthy

    My eating habits have gone to hell in a handbasket lately.I don’t know about you, but when things get busy, my diet suffers. You’re short on time, so you end... Read more

    The 25 November 2012 by   Eemusings

Add a comment