Hello everyone. Anyone have any ideas on how to eat healthy without breaking the bank? By "eating healthy" I mean less processed food with lots of sugar and getting something in all of the main food groups. Vitamin supplements or smart substitutions?
Any sort of suggestions would be helpful.
Plain flash-frozen vegetables with no preservatives are cheaper than fresh where I live. I can get a big bag of frozen broccoli for a dollar, while that same amount fresh would be five. Then I would have to wash it, cut it, etc.
I like to make fruit bowls. I get two different types of berries (I get fresh) one or two cans of diced pineapple in 100% juice (usually costs me a dollar) and a jar or can of mandarin oranges (100% juice) mix them all I. A giant bowl, separate into several small Tupperware containers, and snack away for at least a week. The citric acid from the pineapple keeps the fruit fresher, longer. It costs me usually less than twelve dollars, and I get at least six (with one can of pineapple) bowls.
And you'll hear this a lot: eat in season, freeze extras
Always buy veggies and fruits in season. I'm mostly having cabbage soup and minestrone soup. Here's a website for winter veggies. Also ratatouille is really good to have right now since you can use anything in it. http://gardening.wsu.edu/library/best005/best005.htm