In todays economy every one is watching their pennies these days, and I’m no exception. But food is a big part of our family’s life, and it’s challenging to cook healthy meals on a budget. Most people are doing whatever they can to stay a float during the recession, so here are some suggestions you might appreciate about how to save money but still eat healthy.
Did you know that grocery prices rose 6.2% from October 2011, according to the USDA’s Economy Research Service? The agency predicts a further 3 to 4% increase in grocery prices in 2012. If you’re having trouble sticking to your household budget, don’t stop buying more expensive healthy foods in favor of cheap junk foods. Instead, start looking for foods that are both nutritious and affordable. With food price rising, take a trip to the supermarket to give you some ideas on how to eat well while minding your pocketbook. Here are some ways you can save money on your food bill, and still eat healthy before you even walk out the door, sit down, write out a list, and stick to it. Shop once a week, and cut out coupons from the newspaper skip those for processed foods that are expensive, even with the coupon! Eating healthy on a budget can be good for wallet and your weight. As you eliminate junk foods from your weekly shopping trip, such as potato chips, soft drinks, and processed foods, you will find your waistline slowly but surly shrinking. Everyone has a craving for unhealthy food one time or another, however the key to being successful at eating on a budget is making the right choices when it comes to what your family are going to eat on a regular basis. Budget cooking does not mean that you can’t eat foods that you enjoy; it only means that you are going to make smart choices when purchasing your food. Success with eating healthy on a budget only requires a little advance planning. Try these tips for a month and see how much you save. Not only will you feel healthier, but your pocketbook will thank you! There is a whole lot of way to save money, like those double deals (buy one get one free) plus a coupon; there is also lot of sites that you can get coupons that you do not see on a regular supermarket.