I hear it all the time. You can’t eat healthy on a budget. I beg to differ. It’s this notion and concept that prompted me to write into the Rachael Ray show almost 5 years ago…and what landed me on her show in April of 2009. It is possible to eat well on a budget…if you put your mind to it.
- Shop the sales.
- Cut the coupons.
- Meal plan around the sales.
But there aren’t coupons for healthy food? Yes there are. You just have to know where to find them. Everyday Healthy Values brings together better-for-me product coupons, including healthier options for foods and beverages. A study shows almost half of Americans think it is easier to do their taxes than figure out how eat healthy. Everyday Healthy Values helps make it easier to save and eat better. No more searching lots of places for healthy options. Visit Everyday Healthy Values for savings on your favorite healthier food options and products. Changing your eating habits takes time and practice. It takes consistency and diligence. But don’t let the fact that you think it’s too expensive keep you from trying. Take the money you used to use for a food that you are trying to avoid and put it towards fresh produce or leaner meats. Print out coupons for non-sugary cereals instead of sugar-y ones and stock up when they are on sale. Be intentional in your meal planning and just fill your grocery cart with better-for-me foods. On trip to New York last year, I literally ran into Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. We were in the dressing area, backstage on The View and he was kind enough to chat with me for a few minutes. I asked him, “how important is grocery shopping in the weight loss process?” He responded and said “that’s where most of the food choices takes place.” If you fill your cart with healthier foods, then you end up filling your fridge and pantry with healthier options and end up eating healthier foods. (Of course, you have to keep yourself from ordering take-out or delivery allowed…because it is $$ and calorie expensive!) All this to say…eating healthy on a budget is possible and there is no good excuse that should keep you from it!