One common misconception people have is that a healthy lifestyle is costly and therefore unsustainable on a budget. That is too often nothing more than an excuse as there are many who will tell you that they actually spend less money of food than they did prior to going on a diet.
Nonetheless, below I have compiled a list of practical things to do to save your money.
- Always cook everything from scratch. Avoid buying ready meals just because they have a “healthy” sticker on them. You will end up saving more and know what works better for you.
- Buy locally. Buying supplies from your locality is good because you can get more quantities and freeze what you may not needed for use at that moment.
- Eat more and more veggies. Meat is expensive, avoid or replace it with other proteins like beans and save more money than you know.
- Have a breakfast of oats. One advantage of having oatmeal for breakfast is that it keeps you fuller for much longer and packs a lot of energy for you to start the day.
- Coupons, vouchers and discounts are your friend! It pays to be in the know when it comes to available discounts and offers. Take advantage of them!
- Prepare your own healthy snacks.
- Buy in bulk.
- Drink water and natural juice mixes. Avoid sodas and other fizzy drinks.
- Grow your own fruits if you can!