Penny-pinching and waist-cinching
All too often, our choices in the grocery store reflect our budgetary constraints. But with our expert tips, you won't have to sacrifice nutrition just because you're on a tight budget.
Linda Watson knows how to pinch pennies without sacrificing nutrition. She's the author of Wildly Affordable Organic, which teaches readers how to "eat fabulous food, get healthy, and save the planet — all for less than $5 a day." Not only that, Watson practices what she preaches. She recently embarked on a two-week challenge to eat nutritiously on a food-stamp allowance and managed to do so successfully. Watson graciously offered us her expert tips for nutritious eating on a dime.
Think outside the big box
Large grocery stores are certainly convenient, but they're not always the cheapest or healthiest places to do your grocery shopping. Watson recommends the following ways to reduce your grocery bills by shopping off the beaten path:
Savvy and resourceful savings
Sometimes, eating nutritiously on a budget is about how you use the food you've already purchased. Make sure you're maximizing all of the items you buy so nothing goes to waste.
Tricks of the trade
Watson gave us a few additional pointers to find high-quality nutrition at the cheapest prices. She also pointed us toward the organic foods that will give you the most bang for your buck.
Good luck with your culinary adventures!
How has your family stayed healthy while sticking to a budget?
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