There are plenty of ways to keep costs down and be healthy on a budget. From making meal plans to growing your own garden, follow a few of our tips!
For many families, "budget" is a dreaded word. The idea of having to tighten the purse strings when it comes to finances can seem pretty difficult. The same goes for the dreaded grocery list! Fortunately, there are ways that you can keep calories down and stay healthy on a budget. Whether you meal plan or buy items offering more bang for your buck, there are many ways to get healthy!
It can be hard to know where to begin at the grocery store when it comes to a budget-friendly diet. The following foods are a good place to start when it comes to cheap but healthy eating:
Many people think that eating healthy food costs a bundle. But there are actually plenty of ways to keep costs down and still be kind to your body. Share these tips with other budget-minded parents on FamilyApp!
There are plenty of healthy, budget-friendly recipes that are more satisfying than plain salad and carrot sticks. Try the following for some easy weeknight nutrition or share them on a family app with others!
Bright and delicious breakfast treat
shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
fresh minced basil
sweet red peppers (chopped)
sweet yellow pepper (chopped)
sweet orange pepper (chopped)
garlic cloves (minced)
shredded parmesan cheese
Colorful Pepper and Onion Frittata
Preheat oven to 350°.
Whisk together first four ingredients.
Stir in mozzarella cheese and basil.
In a 10-in. cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes.
Add peppers; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1 minute.
Pour in egg mixture; remove from heat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, until eggs are completely set, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into wedges.
Rotisserie Chicken– It’s tempting to pull out chicken breast when it’s time for a protein-rich meal. But a whole chicken can be one of the easiest ideas for eating healthy on a budget! Add a few vegetables on the side or some roasted potatoes for a delicious feast.
It might seem like eating healthy and staying on a budget is difficult, but there are ways to make it work! By buying bulk and planning your meals, you’ll have plenty of favorite foods to work with and create a varied diet. Do you have a favorite eating healthy on a budget app? Share it with other economical eaters in our comments! Whether you start a garden or clip for coupons, there’s no reason your food plan can’t be budget-friendly.