Saving Money On Cheap Healthy Food

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Most people are surprised to learn this, but fruit, for instance, is one of the cheapest healthy foods you can buy. It is inexpensive and nutritious, and contains lots of vitamins that are good for us. In fact, it is one of the best meals you can have, provided it is fresh and you include other nutritious foods with it such as oatmeal. Here are a few examples of cheap healthy foods that come from fruit.

Consider Buying Fruits And Vegetables

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You can buy fruit and veg at most of your local supermarkets, but you may be surprised to know that the cheapest vegetables you can buy are at your supermarket. They may look as if they’re still pre-packaged, but they’re fresh. I’ve often found freshly cut carrots in a fruit and veg section at the grocery store, which cost only a few pence each. The same goes for oatmeal. It costs less than half the price at the supermarket that it does in a health food store.

Another example of a budget-friendly healthy snack are fruit and veg bars. These are usually cheaper than oatmeal but still surprisingly nutritious. There are many varieties to choose from, including some that are sugar-free. Try to stick to the ones with no added sugar, so you won’t add empty calories. You will find these are the best option if you are trying to eat a healthy snack without adding too much salt or fat. I love these!

My own family’s favourite is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. I make my own by mixing jelly onto a base of flour, salt, butter, and jam. You can add anything you like, such as cheese and chopped fruits. I sometimes add spinach and carrots too.

Consider Having Low Fat Ice-Cream

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These are great tips for eating healthy on a budget. Low-fat ice-cream is another option that is great for parties and when entertaining. You can buy frozen or non-frozen varieties, and you don’t have to worry about paying a lot of money. Fruit and veg juice is also very economical and are easy to pack and carry. I often pack a glass for my lunch every day.

If you like something creamy, you can always add cream to your nonfat yogurt, or low-fat cottage cheese. These are two examples of great low-fat and healthy foods for snacks. Another “cheap” food you can eat is low-fat or skim milk. I actually enjoy drinking a glass of skim each day, and I don’t feel like I’m adding a lot to my diet. Low-fat or skim milk is a good choice for lots of people, as it is full of vitamins, minerals, and proteins, making it a very good choice for snacks.

Save Money By Purchasing Groceries At The End Of Month

Another great tip for saving money is by purchasing your groceries at the end of the month. That way, you can stack them up in baskets or Tupperware containers, and you can usually find discounts for bulk items. You can also stack up your bottles of shampoo with your cleaning products, or other similar items at the same time.


There are plenty more ideas for how to eat healthier on a budget. You may not be able to go out for a nice dinner every night, but you can still eat healthy and still save money! You can easily cook your own meals at home or buy prepackaged foods. There are also many tips on the Internet for making healthy snacks, such as healthy low-fat crackers, cookies, and other snacks that taste great! You don’t have to spend tons of money to eat healthier, and you can still find some of the cheapest healthy foods!

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