Eating healthy doesn't always have to mean spending a lot of money.
Here are 11 very helpful tips that will keep you fed and fit without feeling like you've been robbed!
1.) Fresh berries too pricey? Swap 'em out for frozen berries! They cost much less and they're always frozen at their peak so you still get all that nutritious goodness.
2.) Instant oatmeal seems like the most convenient choice, but try picking up quick oats instead. It's more cost-effective and doesn't have all those pesky added sugars and calories.
3.) Vegetable chips seems like a great alternative to yummy, but very salty, very fatty potato chips. But, they can be expensive. Instead, Try homemade kale chips. With less than 50 calories a cup, and something you can make at home, it's just a mere fraction of the cost of store-bought chips.
4.) Fresh seafood such as salmon sounds really good right about now. But your wallet isn't too happy about it, right?? Pick up canned salmon instead. It's got the same omega-3s and is waaaay less expensive. Bonus: it's a perfect way to pack a punch in dull lunch salads.
5.) Don't want to shell out the money for whey protein powder? Go for the cheaper tofu. You can still add it in your smoothies and gives you the same nutrients.
6.) Lärabars are yummers, but they ain't cheap! Just use the ol' reliable yet equally delicious dried fruit option. It's a good cheap way to satisfy that sweet tooth.
7.) Some items may be worth the splurge, such as almond butter and Greek yogurt. Deeelicious and healthy.
8.) Plan your meals on a weekly basis. This helps you to keep track of you're eating and will prevent you from buying unnecessary products when you're at the grocery store.
9.) Look at what you already have! You never know, you may find a delicious can of beans in the pantry or some really good produce that's still fresh. Doesn't hurt!
10.) When planning meals, look at your schedule. This helps to be prepared for when any unscheduled events might pop up.
11.) And lastly, go ahead and buy that bruised produce. Just because it has a few blemishes, doesn't mean it's bad. Besides, it can always be peeled and put in the freezer for delicious smoothies and shakes.
See? It wasn't that bad. Now you have no excuse! Go out there and get healthy!