Eating healthy on a budget is possible with a little planning and creativity. Here are some tips to help you make healthier food choices without breaking the bank:
- Plan ahead: Before heading to the grocery store, make a list of the healthy foods you need and stick to it. Meal planning can also help you avoid impulse buying.
- Shop seasonal: Fresh fruits and vegetables are often cheaper and more flavorful when they are in season. Check your local farmer’s market for deals on produce.
- Buy in bulk: Buying items like rice, beans, and nuts in bulk can save you money in the long run. These items are also versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes.
- Cook at home: Eating out can be expensive and often leads to unhealthy food choices. Cooking at home allows you to control the ingredients and portions, and it can be more cost-effective in the long run.
- Avoid processed foods: Processed foods are often more expensive and less nutritious than whole foods. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains.
- Make use of leftovers: Make use of leftovers to save time and money. Use them for lunch or plan for another meal.
- Use coupons and discounts: Check for discounts and coupons in-store or online before you shop.
By following these tips, you can eat healthy on a budget without compromising on taste and nutrition. Meal planning, shopping seasonal and bulk, cooking at home, avoiding processed foods, utilizing leftovers and using coupons are some of the best ways to save money and eat healthy.
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Dr. Krisca is a highly-educated and skilled physician who has obtained a BS Public Health degree from the University of the Philippines Manila and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the De La Salle Medical Health Sciences Institute. She is a licensed physician and also a Registered Medical Technologist. She has received additional training in Hemodialysis for Non-Nephro Physicians on duty and has completed online courses in related fields like depression in populations from John Hopkins University and positive psychiatry from The University of Sydney. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of International Health in the University of the Philippines.
Dr. Krisca is known for her outstanding skills and compassionate approach to healthcare that make a positive impact on people’s lives. Through her passion for healthcare, she hopes to make a difference in the world and help people lead healthier, happier lives.