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Eating Well Without Breaking the Bank, Part 2: Eating Healthy for Less At Home

Maintaining a healthy diet while also staying budget conscious can be challenging. The reason for this is that healthier food choices tend to be more costly. As mentioned in our most recent blog post, there are many steps that can be taken to save money while at the grocery store. Coupon clipping and scouring the sale section of the local grocery store flyer can be helpful in cutting down costs. However, there are a few things that can be done at home to further your savings:

  • Repurposing leftovers will ensure that you aren't throwing away or wasting food.

  • Cooking meals at home instead of eating out. 

  • Drinking water and milk instead of purchasing sugary drinks like soda and juice. Many variations can be made from both (tea, chocolate milk, etc.).

  • Canning and freezing foods to preserve them for use when they aren't in season.

  • Preparing food in bulk will provide you with meals for more than one day. 

  • Growing your own vegetables.

  • Planning meals, buying only the items you need.

  • Identifying items you use frequently so they can be purchased in bulk.

Taking these tips into consideration can help you to maintain a healthy diet while also helping you to stay within your budget. Watch for the next blog post, which will give tips on how to grow vegetables from your own backyard. Vegetables grown in your yard can be eaten fresh or preserved for later use. Growing your own food can not only cut back on costs, but can become a fun hobby to help you stay active. 

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