The Healthy Meal Budget
A challenge that many persons face is creating a lifestyle where they can afford to eat healthy without out having to break their piggy bank. It seems like in this day and time the cost of having a healthy lifestyle is pretty costly and because of this many cannot afford this lifestyle but rather have to depend on how far their pocketbooks or wallets will take them.
But we cannot afford to eat foods that are of low or poor quality because somewhere down the road we will have many health issues and we can’t afford that either. I must agree however that many health concerns have to do with poor eating habits, for example eating heavy late at night, filling up on junk foods or living the fast food life.
See food diet
Then there are those who are on a see food diet, follow me and see where I am going, what I mean by that is they see it crave it and eat it no matter, why because to them life was met to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest and they are right, but not at the expense of your health because sooner or later this lifestyle of poor eating will catch up with them and they will surely sad to say pay a big price which many are now paying and regretting terribly.
What solution is there?
I am glad that you asked, I myself have been faced with this same question when going to the supermarket and seeing those outrageous prices.
Put a plan in place
All is not lost so do not throw your hands up in despair, there is a solution to this by putting a plan in place.
1. If you have space in your yard, you can start a garden of your own, or create space if you prefer. I know it might hurt you to remove a part of those nice flowers which grace your landscape, but think of how you can save that extra dollar to go towards something else by installing a vegetable garden or you can plant your veggies and herbs in containers. Here are some examples. Edible garden design, Indoor edible plants, How to grow an organic garden, Home garden success made easy, Urban garden support, Vegetable garden, Raise beds, Container Gardening.
2. What about buying food in bulk? sure you may have to dig a little deeper but it will save you in the long run.
3. Going to your farmers market, you are sure to find deals there.
4. Do not cook too much, cook enough for that day.
5. If you cook too much, bag and put in the remainder in the fridge to reuse.
6. Use coupons.
7. Eat out less.
8. Cut out or cut down on junk foods.
9. Carry your lunch.
10. Take advantage of sales.
11. Stick to your grocery list don’t buy on impulse.
12. Buy generic.
The final word
I am sure there are more which can be added to this list, remember the goal is to save where you can and at the same time eating healthy. So pull out that pen and notepad an let’s start planning your budget.