Hey loves! I am excited about this post because I feel it’s a common struggle for a lot of people, I feel that healthy living and healthy food have this stigma that they’re super expensive! Although sure, they can be, it doesn’t mean they have to be!
So I thought, why not break it down with a simple post on just a few ways you can start eating healthy TODAY while on a budget! Let’s jump right in.
I’ll never forget when I first started dating my boyfriend who would crack his eggs and throw them in his everyday smoothies, drinking them down like it was nothing, always telling me how they are the cheapest source of protein on the market. It is listed here under 17 of the cheapest and healthiest sources of protein, which is pretty awesome if you want to give it a read!
I do want to mention about the myth that has always floated around about how eggs should not be consumed too often and a correlation to cholesterol, which just is not entirely true. Eggs are actually among the most nutritious foods on the planet, and just goes between $2-$4 per dozen! You can read more here about the myth being debunked on eggs vs cholesterol.
2. Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are an incredible way to eat healthy on a budget! They are a great source of protein, soluble and insoluble fiber, they also have select vitamins and minerals! You’re probably wondering what’s the difference on this vs. regular rolled oats, well I will tell you! Rolled oats are processed, you want to avoid processed foods as much as possible.
You can have these in a smoothie or just by themselves as normal with milk or water!
These are another great option for eating healthy on a budget! Bananas are not only delicious but they contain several essential nutrients, alongside having benefits for your digestion, weight loss and heart health! How amazing is that? These contain a decent amount of fiber alongside several antioxidants.
4. Frozen Vegetables / Fruit
Getting vegetables and fruits in frozen form is a great way to get your nutrition at a more cheap cost – there is a misconception that getting these frozen will result in fewer vitamins and minerals than buying the veggies or fruits fresh. However, that is not the case, generally, vitamins are well retained when they are frozen. Some tips when it comes to getting frozen veggies and fruits is to keep them no longer than six months, and to cook them for a short amount of time!
5. Pork / Chicken
Pork and chicken are great options when you are trying to eat healthy while on a budget! Chicken for example is a lean meat full of proteins, it also gives zinc and iron while being an excellent source for Vitamins B6, B12 and D. When you consume chicken, it’s been seen to help with body weight maintenance, strong bones, healthy teeth, and increased metabolism!
Pork on the other hand, is also high in protein and essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acid! This is all great for overall health. One amazing benefit from pork is the iron, it’s been seen to enhance production of energy, it is also really great for skin, eyes, the nervous system, bones and mental performance!
I really hope you guys found this post useful and if any of you are currently trying to work towards some health goals, you can implement some of these foods into your diet!