These eight wonderfully simple ideas are from Sarah Smith @ PersonalIncome.org I was
lucky enough to have her as a guest blogger this week.
What does it take to live a healthy life? Aside from your daily physical activities or fitness routine and having good habits, like saying no to smoking, eating healthy is also a big component to living a healthy life. It means we have to ensure a well-balanced diet with the proper nutrition that our bodies require in order to stay healthy. Try these 8 Simple Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget.
Vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins are the essential nutrients our bodies need to survive. Just like a car without fuel, our bodies can’t function without proper fuel. But eating healthy is becoming a struggle for many people nowadays. With a tight budget and increasing prices on food, people often opt for unhealthy food because is more affordable and accessible.
There are many ways on how you can make healthy eating budget friendly. You can start by making a list of healthy grocery items you would need for the entire week, but make sure to stick with it. You can also save money by buying foods like rice, nuts, oats and grains in bulk. The price becomes cheaper if you buy more, but make sure that you are going to use them. A good rule for the grocery shopping is to shop the outside perimeter of the store first because these are usually the healthiest items like fruit, veggies, meat, etc.
Instead of buying precooked meals; cook your own food to bring with you to your workplace or school. This will also insure that all ingredients are safe and healthy. Following these 8 simple ways to eat healthy on a budget and planning your meals will help you get healthier. See tips for how to plan ahead here.
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Comment below to let us know your healthy preferences. Here’s to happier, healthier you!