How to Eat Healthy . . . Without Going Broke

One common complaint we often hear is how eating healthier costs more.

Switching to a  more whole foods, nutrient rich diet most likely will increase your food bill, unless you are spending lots of money ordering take out or dining out most nights.

So take our advice and check out our favorite budget tips, which prove that you don’t have to shop at expensive health food stores to reap the benefits of a nourishing diet.

1. Buy in bulk – Buy large portions, divide into individual servings, and freeze. This works well for lean meats and poultry. – Buy in bulk at chains like Sam’s Club or Costco (Stephanie’s post on her favorite Costco finds is a must read)!

2. Cook and store in bulk – Make dishes on the weekends that you can eat during the week, or freeze and use at a later date. A big bowl of bean soup or chili can be dinner as well as lunch for the next day or two.

3. Manage the meat – Look for lean meat, poultry and fish on sale, and freeze for later use. – Chicken thighs are more of a bargain and work wonders in almost any chicken recipe that calls for breasts. – Organic ground meats are the least expensive forms (vs steaks or chops) and can be used for tacos, meat sauce, burgers, etc.

4. Be season and organic savvy – Seasonal fruits and vegetables taste best and are often much less pricey than imported out-of-season varieties. – Look for reduced produce in the supermarket. It is usually only a day or two old, but much less expensive.

5. Look for deals on the internet – You can often find great deals for items such as coconut oil, olive oil, almond butter or nuts online. Buy in bulk and share with a neighbor or friend. – Check out VITACOST for great deals and coupons.

For more info on weight loss and wellness for women over 50 visit  Nourishing Gurus