In this article I will try to show you what you can do and what you can purchase to eat healthy, yet avoid emptying your wallet. Use the following list and sample menu to save money and eat healthy!
Eating clean is not terribly difficult, but you may have noticed that a healthy diet may also be more costly compared to all the pre-packaged frozen food we are taught to ignore when trying to get healthier and more fit.
In this article I will try to show you what you can do and what you can purchase to eat healthy, yet avoid emptying your wallet. Most of these items can be found in any grocery store and also in generic brands. Don't be picky! I shop often at Wal-Mart myself.
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First and foremost, we are trying to cut out the processed foods (pre-packaged and frozen), the excessive fats and the high carbohydrate foods. The following items listed will be some of your main staples to add to your shopping cart:
You now have the basics for "going lean" in your cart. I try to buy in bulk and will also buy some tilapia fish if I can get it cheap. I know you are now thinking, "what am I going to do with this stuff to save money?" Well, I cook for myself approximately 2 times per week.
I cook a large bag of chicken (boiled for me, may be oven baked if you prefer it that way) or a large container of ground turkey. I do cook it on the stovetop, but it is so low in fats you have to keep stirring it so it does not stick.
I also cook a large pot of brown rice or whole wheat pasta, and at the same time I boil about 12-18 eggs. Figuring how many meals you will need or how many you would like to freeze or keep in the fridge is also important.
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Author, Fern Assard.