Not only do I hope to provide you with some ways I save money on food in this post, but I also want to remove the idea that eating healthy takes a lot of time and effort.
#1 tip is PLAN, PLAN, PLAN ahead!
What I have learned is that although I love variety and experimenting with food, I have about 7-10 under half hour recipes to cook from home, which I call my “go-to” recipes.
Find them here
Out and about all day?
See how you can plan ahead when you’re out on the slopes here
Want an easy recipe to get you started? Check out my go-to recipe here
#3 don’t let anything go to waste.
planning is good, but also learn to improvise and use up everything. Here are two meals I like to use for finishing up extra veggies (cooked or uncooked!)
#4 your freezer is a huge asset
The other way I use my freezer is buying frozen vegetables. I buy more frozn veggies than fresh because you don’t have to spend any time chopping or washing. Plus, they can be a lot cheaper and are just as nutritious!
#5 Avoid the “superfood” pitfall
However, most of the food I buy does not have this word anywhere on the packaging. Actually most of the food I buy doesn’t even have much packaging
Want to see what I buy on a average trip to the store? Check this out.
Although Superfoods are usually good for you, they are not necessary to have a balanced, healthy diet. To me, “healthy” food means a diet of mostly fresh or frozen vegetables, some fruit, nuts, seeds, and a sensible amount of high-quality meat/dairy. By high quality meat, I don’t even mean the best, leanest cuts, but organic or grass fed does matter.
Things like Kombucha, Maca powder, spirulina, or kale chips are great, but are in no way necessary to have a “healthy” diet.