Recently I decided I needed to change my eating habits and make better choices which are healthier for my overall well being. The first thing I decided to do was go to my local health food store. The prices seemed to be a little more than what my typical budget for food is and I realized I needed to do a little more research on how to make the healthiest choices on a budget. Here are a few tips I have come across and wanted to share with you.
Cooking at home is one of the ways I save the most money. Not only do I have control over what I eat but making the food at home has cut my food budget in half. When you eat out all of the time it really starts to add up, especially if you are eating at sit down restaurants when you also have to tip. Cooking at home also means you will spend more time in the grocery store, usually a few times a week. I prefer to shop in smaller portions, getting what I need, than spend $80-$100 on one trip and having food go to waste. I also choose to shop seasonal which means I am purchasing things that are in season and at their peak for eating. Shopping at the local farmers market is a great way to shop seasonal as well as support local farmers and vendors. I will say I can get carried away at the farmers market and can over spend, so I always take cash and only $20-$30. This helps me to choose more thoughtfully on my purchases and not over spend.
One thing I love about my San Diego Chiropractor is he holds workshops that teach you how to shop and different ways you can save money. I appreciate how many San Diego Chiropractors and wellness providers offer guidance on healthy eating, what’s in season and nutritional value of different foods. Remember eating healthy doesn’t have to break the bank, it may take a little more commitment and thought but you can find ways to stretch your dollar.