We all want to eat healthy – but we also want to make sure it fits into our budget! Dr. Joey Shulman shares her tips on finding the right balance.
After spending all these years in natural healthcare – I have discovered some very wallet-friendly ways to eat healthy.
Tip #1: Cook in batch!
Especially in the wintertime – making large quantities of soups and stews is one way to make sure there is no waste and that you have a healthy meal right when you need it. One of my favourite things to make in a batch is my healthy vegetarian chili recipe.
Tip #2: Do not be shy to buy frozen fruits or vegetables
Flash-frozen fruits and vegetables still offer a nutritional punch – frozen fruits and vegetables are a sure way to ensure there is no waste and that there is highly nutritious food always handy.
Tip #3: Prep your meals
When you bring home your groceries – spend a little time on prep! If you organize and cut up your fruits and vegetables – you are more likely to ensure there is no waste.
Tip #4: Make your own salad dressing!
Once you have the basic essentials in your kitchen –making your own salad dressing is a lot cheaper and much healthier! Basics include olive oil, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, pepper, garlic, and maple syrup.
Tip #5: Add plant-based proteins to your diet -they are more wallet-friendly!
In addition to being good for the environment – plant-based eating is also good for you and costs less! Examples of plant-based proteins include tofu, lentils, chickpeas, and hemp.
Tip #6: Make a weekly meal plan
By doing so –you will be more organized and less likely to spend on fast food or take out.
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