Here are some smart tips that make eating healthy and organic food on a tight budget feel easy!
1. Buy fresh produce when it’s in season and freeze it
Fresh produce is always great, but the cost can add up fast. Stick with buying what’s currently in season, and consider stocking up when you find a good deal.
2. Look for sales and plan meals accordingly
If your local grocery store offers a savings card be sure to sign up, and check the weekly circular to see what’s on sale. Instead of shopping for groceries based on your weekly meal plan, consider planning your meals around what’s on sale.
3. Try less expensive cuts of meat
You can still enjoy meat, even when you’re on a tight budget. Look for less expensive cuts of meat, like chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts, and try different cooking methods, like the slow cooker, to make tougher cuts of meat tender and juicy.
4. Embrace whole grains and beans
Beans and whole grains, like quinoa, freekeh and brown rice are an inexpensive and tasty way to bulk up meals, and can even be a meal in themselves.
5. Broaden your culinary horizons!
Cuisines, like Mexican and Indian, rely heavily on inexpensive ingredients, like beans and rice.
6. Keep an organized fridge and pantry
7. Repurpose leftovers
If you don’t like eating the same meal over and over, consider repurposing leftoversinto an entirely new and delicious meal.
8. Shop at ethnic markets
Consider checking out local ethnic markets. Not only are you likely to find a bargain on certain products, you’ll also find some really interesting ingredients.