People say, “healthy eating is expensive.” But, consuming cheap foods like Taco Bell or mac and cheese may lead to costly health care bills down the road. When you look at it that way, what is the most budget friendly way to eat?
The good news is that healthy eating doesn’t have to mean pricey superfoods and fancy detox diets. You can actually prioritize your nutrition without going over your grocery budget. Here are some tips for the money conscious macro tracker:
Here’s where you’ll find savings while browsing the aisles.
Everyone knows that bulk buying is where the big savings are. But what should you buy and how should you find it?
There isn’t exactly a directory or service for it, so start asking around, create a meetup, or post in your local buy, sell trade magazines and Facebook groups. Even approach a farmer, they might know others interested in buying a cow-share.
Much of the money lost on groceries is due to people simply not eating all the food they buy. Simple strategies to reduce food waste will result in less money spent on food in general.
Explore unique cuts, organs (mmm chicken giblets and beef tongue!) and use leftover bones to make broth and soup. These ‘forgotten’ cuts are actually really, really nutritious, super affordable and nose-to-tail cooking has a very positive effect on the environment. Waste not, want not!
Some of the most macro friendly recipes are also the most budget friendly. The key ingredients are usually low cost vegetable and/or meat cuts. Think peasant style cooking, which originated from the need to make creative, delicious food using only the ingredients that families could grow themselves or trade for.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Friendlier Fried Rice
Braised White Bean and Swiss Chard
Canadian Bacon Waffles
Paleo Beef Stroganoff
Easy Filler Vietnamese Pho
Heck, we even have a blog with 10 Meals, Under 10 Minutes, Under $5
What’s your budget-friendly macro must have? Share with the team!
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