"You don't need to be rich to eat well."
The food industry wants us to believe that home-cooking is time-consuming, inconvenient, and expensive. But it's not true you can have slap-up meal for less money by making it from fresh produce. A simple hearty dinner of roasted chicken, vegetables, and salad which was prepared at home can cost about half of what dinner which was prepared at the restaurant.
So when people ask me how they can eat healthier with limited money, here are the some strategies I recommend:
- Buy organic food when it's in season and freeze it.
- Plan your daily diet including light meal, substantial meal and of course snacks.
- Don’t buy a ready meals, cook at home
- Check out discount grocery stores that buy food at reasonable prices
- Try different cooking methods for example: boil, fry, roast or grill which can help you to make tougher cuts of meat tender and juicy. Also, add to the dishes different herbs and spices which will give the dish a refined taste.
What are your best tips for eating healthy on a super tight budget?
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