It’s a new year, and with that comes New Year’s resolutions. If there’s one resolution lots of people can get behind—it’s saving money. But what if you want to save money AND make healthy happen? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got you covered with some awesome tips for saving money while eating healthier, too.
Buy in Bulk
Whether you’re buying nuts for snacking or produce to enjoy during the week—try buying in bulk when possible. Especially for those items you know you’ll always need, buying in bulk can help you save cash and also reduce trips to the store. An additional benefit to buying in bulk that saves you both time and money is the opportunity to prepare larger batches of recipes and freeze the extras. When you’re trying your best to eat healthy meals, having a freezer full of delicious recipes ready in a snap is super helpful.
Swap Meat for Alternative Proteins
While meat is a great source of protein, some cuts aren’t necessarily easy on the wallet. A great way to save a few dollars is by cutting meat from a few meals here and there. #MeatlessMonday is an awesome hashtag to search on Instagram or Pinterest for ideas on how to avoid meat while never sacrificing a healthy, tasty meal. If you’d like a head start, here are a few of our favorite veggie-packed recipes. They’re so tasty—you won’t even miss the meat, we promise.
Plan Your Meals
Have you ever walked aimlessly around the grocery store only to come home with 6 bags full of food but no meals to be made from them? You aren’t alone. Seriously. It happens to the best of us! But when you’re trying your best to eat healthy while saving money, planning your meals is a must. Make sure to check out our meal prep worksheet and get a head start on meal planning for the week!
Pre-Pack Healthy Snacks
Snack time can be both the most expensive and the most unhealthy—double whammy. A great way to avoid the snack time drama is to pre-pack your snacks for the week ahead. A piece of fresh fruit and a string cheese make an awesome snack-on-the-go or a bag of nuts with dried fruit will keep your blood sugar from dipping. Avoid the convenience store purchase and stay full at the same time, win/win!
Saving Money While Staying on Track Made Easy
There are lots of ways to eat healthy and we know they can make your credit card balance skyrocket. By making a few changes, you can make a big difference on your bank statement while feeling great and staying full!