Eating Well for Less

By on July 1, 2012
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Planning meals on a budget can be challenging with today’s food costs. It may seem impossible to eat healthy on a budget. One way to help you stay within your budget is to plan out your weekly meals and trip to the grocery store with a plan – a list and coupons. You’ll find some great ideas for grocery lists and meal plans and great ideas for eating well between one and three dollars per serving.

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Entertaining doesn’t have to mean blowing your monthly food budget. There are many inexpensive dishes and snacks that will please your family and/or guests. Check out the following site lists several great recipes for dips that cost less than a dollar per serving. Try an easy Black Bean Dip with Baby Carrots, the Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Dip, or for something very unique consider making Grilled Sweet Potato Fingers with Curry Dip.

Healthy grocery items that won’t break the bank

We often think that eating healthy foods means spending more money at the grocery store. In some cases, it’s true that foods that are better for you are more expensive. However, there are many healthy foods you can purchase for less than two dollars per serving, which are also great alternatives to less nutritious grocery items. When adding starch to your meal, consider brown rice, or whole-wheat pasta. Both are healthier options than white rice and pasta and can be purchased at a reasonable per-serving price. Nonfat Greek yogurt is high in protein and if you’re careful about the brand you buy, your per-serving price compared to nutritional value makes it a good buy. Frozen vegetables are always available at lower prices and can be easily added to any dinner. These are just a few examples of nutritious, inexpensive foods.

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Low-cost, heart-healthy meals that are high in flavor

Cooking heart-healthy meals doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor or overspend at the grocery store. Here’s another site with healthy recipes, Heart Healthy Living describes several tasty recipes that can be made for fewer than three dollars per serving. For a great Mexican recipe, make some Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps or for an alternative to traditional spaghetti try the Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Shrimp.

Staying within your food budget can be difficult. But if you take time to plan healthy, low-cost meals ahead of time, you have a much better chance of staying within your budget and eating healthier!

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Eating Well for Less