Often times we are confronted with the choice of eating healthy foods, but are daunted by the rising costs of organic fruits and healthier meals.
As a matter of fact, it is quite cheaper to load up on burgers and ‘m and m’s’ than it is to prepare a whole nutritious meal complete with salad dressings and healthy toppings.
However, it may not all be hopeless and you don’t have to fall back on consuming an unhealthy diet.
Below are five fool proof ways to ensure that your diet is healthy and nutritious without digging a hole in your pocket.
1 – Prepare most of your meals yourself. Despite the fact that you may not have all the time to cook and it’s more convenient to buy your meals from pizza hut, it is proven that preparing your meals yourself cuts down considerably on the amount you would normally spend on food, thereby ensuring that you can go for more organic foods. Consider the fact that your local delivery guy will charge you not only for what you eat, but also for the cost of transportation and packaging and you begin to get an idea of what I am saying.
2 – Buy your food in bulk. Apart from the obvious fact that it will save you the stress of going to the mall every other day, it is also a good cash saver as you will discover that on the long run, you will spend far less than you normally would if you were going to buy your food individually over time.
3 – Overlap your meals. This may sound simple enough but it is a sure way to save so much money. What this simply entails is that you use the same ingredients to cook as many meals as possible. For example, if you decide to use chicken to cook a low fat soup, you might also decide to make as many meals out of the same chicken. The upside of this is that you get to save calories consumed as you stretch out your ingredients across different meals..
4 – Perhaps you should seriously consider eating less desserts along with your every meal. Not only are desserts usually fattening, especially when they are not properly planned and prepared, they are an unnecessary expense which are guaranteed to task your budget.
5 – Perhaps the best way to actually cut money spent on food, is the most obvious, cut down on the amount of food you eat. Not only is this guaranteed to keep a tight rein on your purse strings, it is exactly what you need to lose that extra puffiness. However, do not skip meals, as your breakfast is still very important, but you can cut down on the size of portions you eat.
In conclusion, if you follow the steps given in this article, you are on your way to a trimmer, richer you.
Remember, stay active, be healthy.