Eating Healthy Can Save You Money

Eating healthy can get expensive. With the price of food these days it pays to plan your meals and make a food shopping list. Don’t put any junk food on your list. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. In this article you will be introduced to a few simple ways to save money while eating healthy.

Shop Alone:

Going shopping alone will accomplish two things. First you will get some alone time. Second children and spouses are usually the ones requesting junk food. So whenever possible go foods shopping alone and only buy the food you need from your list.

Milk instead of soda

Adults and children need milk and milk products on a daily basis. Low fat milk, low fat chocolate milk and low fat strawberry milk are high in calcium for healthy bones and healthy teeth. Milk is also a good source of protein. The sugar in the syrup to flavor the milk is nothing compared to sugar in soda. Switch the whole family to milk, not only is it cheaper than soda. You be eating healthy, because milk is good for you.

Snack on Fruit

Fruit can be expensive until you compare it to potato chips and pretzels, and cup cakes ECT. You can get plenty of delicious healthy fruit for far less money than those fat laden sugary cakes and candy.

Buy fruit when it is in season and save even more money. A quick little tip my mother taught me. No one ever takes the bruised piece of fruit from the fruit bowl or the refrigerator at home, so before it gets spoiled, cut the bruised spot away and dice up the good part and freeze it for a healthy frozen snack or add it to you whole grain cereal in the …

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Healthy Eating Plans Nourish Your Body

It is so easy to fall prey to all the different diet programs advertised on television and the radio. Unfortunately, almost none of them have any regard for your long term nutrition, lifestyle or a connection to reality. Healthy eating plans are supposed to provide you with all the nutrients your body needs, and should probably not be called “diets” at all. In fact, I would suggest that the very term is harmful to you in both body and spirit.

When we are children, we naturally eat what we need and as often as we need it if given the opportunity. As we grow older, we are introduced to non-nutritional foods such as candy, cookies, soda and more. Those products are designed to lure us in, and in moderation, are fine. The real problem is when our eating gets out of balance with our needs.

Nourishment isn’t Boring

If you are looking at a diet plan and your first reaction is that the menu is boring, you already know you won’t get what you need. Real nutrition requires variety. You are unlikely to get all the nutrients you need each day, but the body doesn’t work that way. If you choose healthy foods, and vary what you eat each day, you will have a much better chance at providing yourself with everything you need.

One day you might have a salad filled with dark greens, peppers, tomatoes and carrots topped with some fish for lunch. Another day you may opt to eat a raw nut butter sandwich on toasted, sprouted grain bread with an apple and a hardboiled egg. By mixing up your meals, you gain access to important nutrients that you might otherwise miss. After all, variety is the spice of life.

Plan Your Meals Ahead

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