This article shows you how to incorporate a healthy lifestyle with limited budget, which is something that most people can relate to.
What to do?
Take a list of important food that your family regularly eats. Make sure that the food you listed are not only nutritious, but also inexpensive. If some of the food items are costly then you should rule them out of your list.
Well, that is something you can do to stretch your money, but if you want to really save your money and live a healthy lifestyle. Here are some suggestions that you might want to look at…
1. Clean out the pantry. Most people buy food, put them in a pantry and forget about it. This is something that you must not forget to do because every food has a shelf life. Every food you buy has its expiration date. It is true that you can save money when you buy in bulk, but make sure that can consume all of them before they expire.
2. Choose fruits and vegetables that are in season. You can save a lot when you buy fruits and vegetables during their season because the supplies are abundant during that season. The prices are also lower since there are so many supplies.
3. Grow your own fruits and vegetables. Not only you can save some money from buying fruits and vegetables, you can also ensure you are safe from harmful chemicals.
4. Buy plastic storage. There are lots of them in the supermarket. Invest some money on them as you can use them over and over. They can help you keep your leftovers fresh for a longer period.
5. Forget about fancy recipes when there are no special occasions. They may be great for special occasion, but they are not practical for daily meals. Keep your food choices as simple as possible.
6. Let the rest of the family participate in meal preparation. Not only you are building a good relationship with your family, but you can also save time for preparing meals.
7. Don’t save too much money on food. Consider buying foods that are nutritious. Don’t buy food, just because they are inexpensive. You might save some money now, but you will have to spend more on your medical bills later because of poor nutrition.
8. Read the labels. Reading the labels makes you aware of the ingredients of the food you are eating. Also, it helps you to be conscious of the preservatives that manufacturers used in their products.
9. Buy from local food co-op or farmers market. The price of food there are much lower than those of a supermarket.
10. List the food that you will buy. Listing the food will make your trip to the market much faster. And will also save you control your expenditure.