The average American diet has been linked to all kinds of health concerns, including obesity, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. We are a nation of convenience, always on the go and grabbing whatever fast or processed foods we can when we get hungry. Many people use the reasoning that eating healthy is too expensive or inconvenient. Check out the following tips on eating healthy when you’re on a tight budget.
- Purchase your produce at farmers’ markets. The produce at these markets is often priced considerably lower than at the grocery store. You’ll have access to fresh, seasonal produce, as well at items like eggs, cheeses, and specialty food items. This resource from the United States Department of Agriculture will help you find a farmers’ market near you.
- Grow your own! This is obviously easier to do during the warmer months, but keeping a garden in the spring and summer months can cut your grocery costs down considerably. You can even grow some items, like herbs, tomatoes, and radishes, indoors year-round!
- Try protein shakes. Often, a large bag or container of protein mix breaks down to just a few dollars per serving, and you’ll get protein and essential nutrients. Great for when you’re in a hurry for a meal replacement or a snack! Here’s a vegan protein powder we love.
- Buy in bulk. Take advantage of special offers on bulk items. The price per serving is usually much lower when buying in bulk, so stock up on your favorite healthy foods! For example, MEESH’S® Marinara is available online in 2, 3, 6, and 12-packs…and the more you buy, the more you save!
You see, eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank! With a little planning and effort, you can enjoy fresh, healthy foods on a daily basis. You’ll have more energy, better health, and maintain a healthy weight by eating this way. Here at MEESH’S®, we feel strongly that everybody should have access to healthy, convenient foods. Buon Appetito!