When you’re on a tight budget, it’s easy to let money hurt your food choices. Groceries are expensive enough without worrying about buying the best quality foods, right? But the truth is that there are plenty of healthy ways to plan a meal that are budget-conscious as well.
By doing a little pre-planning, even people who work long hours at a job can eat meals that are both nutritious and tasty. Frozen meals and takeout Chinese might be easy and taste good, but the good health of you and your family is at stake so a little new learning will be worth a lot.
It used to be that to get recipes one needed cookbooks. But with the internet, finding a recipe for anything is as quick and easy as a web search. Take 20 minutes and plan a week’s worth of dinners. If you need inspiration, just search “health recipes”. You’ll find that these are usually as easy as following any recipe. All you’ll then need to do is buy the ingredients and you’re set for the week.
Using grocery store circulars to find the specials in advance of planning the actual meal can be a great way to cut your food budget by as much as half. Just plan your meals around what’s on special. You can even buy extra and freeze it for next week. But keeping to your shopping list and avoiding impulse buys is important for both budget and healthy choices so don’t … Continue Reading >>>