Are you tired of spending too much money on groceries every week? Eating
healthy doesn’t have to break the bank! In fact, with a bit of planning and
creativity, you can enjoy nutritious meals while reducing food waste and
repurposing leftovers. Here are some tips for healthy eating on a budget:

  • Plan your meals: Take some time each week to plan your meals.
    Make a grocery list based on what you plan to eat and stick to it.
    This will help you avoid buying unnecessary items and reduce
    food waste.
  • Buy in bulk: Buying certain items in bulk can save you money in
    the long run. Grains, beans, and nuts can be purchased in larger
    quantities and stored for later use.
  • Shop seasonally: Choosing produce that is in season can save you
    money and ensure your meals are fresh and nutritious.
  • Repurpose leftovers: Don’t let leftovers go to waste! Incorporate
    them into salads, soups, or stir-fries to create new meals.
  • Use all parts of the food: When preparing fruits and vegetables,
    use all parts of the food, including the stems and leaves. This can
    add extra nutrients to your meals while reducing food waste.
  • Freeze extras: If you have extra produce or meals, freeze them
    later. This can save you time and money in the long run.
    Eating healthy on a budget doesn’t have to be complicated. With some
    planning and creativity, you can enjoy nutritious meals while reducing food
    waste and repurposing leftovers. Give these tips a try and see how much you
    can save!

Kelly Alarcon, BSNS, California State University, Long Beach and Food Finders
Nutrition Educator, is passionate about showing others the path to wellness
through nutrition while reducing hunger and food waste.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-alarcon-194313220/