Pharmacist|Plantbased Nutritionist|

PO Box 11904, Silver Lakes,

Pretoria, South Africa

email: dlangley@netactive.co.za

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How to Eat Well on a Budget

August 31, 2017

The first response I often get when I try to encourage people to eat more healthy is "It's too expensive to eat healthy?" Can we actually put a price tag on our health? Do the majority of people only think about their health and well being when they start to lose it? It is quite easy for people to stick their hand into their wallets and cough up thousands of rand to cover their monthly medication bills, but they hesitantly spend money at the green grocer that can ultimately save their health, cut their drug expenditure and improve their overall well being.  

 

Is it really that expensive to eat healthily or can we cut costs and get healthy at the same time?

 

Here are my top tips to help you get healthier and stay on budget:

 

  1. NEVER SHOP ON AN EMPTY STOMACH

  2. PLAN YOUR MEALS

  3. STICK TO YOUR GROCERY LIST

  4. EAT AT HOME

  5. COOK LARGE BATCHES OF FOOD

  6. SKIP THE JUNK FOOD AISLES

  7. VISIT THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKET OR GREEN GROCER

  8. STOCK UP ON SALE ITEMS

  9. REPLACE YOUR MEAT WITH MORE PLANT BASED PROTEIN

  10. BUY PRODUCE IN SEASON

  11. BUY FROZEN FRUITS AND VEGGIES

  12. BUY IN BULK

  13. GROW YOUR OWN PRODUCE

  14. PACK YOUR OWN LUNCH

  15. PLAN YOUR WEEKLY SNACKS

  16. CHECK THE PRICE LABELS AND PACK SIZES

  17. USE YOUR PHONE CALCULATOR

  18. STICK TO THE BASICS

  19. GIVE YOUR LEFTOVERS A FACE LIFT

  20. THINK PRICE PER CALORIE

  21. WASTE NOTHING

  22. FREEZE ANY UNUSED FOOD

  23. CUT DOWN ON LUXURIES

  24. STOCK UP ON WHOLE-GRAINS AND BEANS

  25. KEEP AN ORGANISED FRIDGE AND PANTRY

  26. DON'T BUY DRINKS

  27. CUT COSTS ELSEWHERE

  28. STICK TO WHAT YOU NEED

  29. SHOPKEEPERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS

  30. AVOID BUYING TOO MANY SUPER FOODS

  31. COOK FROM SCRATCH

  32. COMPARE PRICES

  33. BE CREATIVE

 

 

 

 

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