This is just my thinkings, but all you need to buy if you want to be healthy is fruit, vegetables, some grains and some (preferably pasture-fed) meat if you’re into that. When people say that they can’t eat healthily because they’re poor/povo/on a budge/can’t find healthy stuffs I don’t like it!!!
Its so so easy to be healthy on a budgey. I’m an art student! (pff lame). Here are (almost ten) tips n trix:
- Shop at your local farmer’s market – easy peasy lemon squeezy. Admittedly, it helps living a stones throw from Portobello markets but to be honest fruit and veg just aint that expensive.
2. Eat in! – not only is it (more than) likely going to be healthier, its cheaaap and cheerful. I have recipes on my blog but also there are miiillions of good online recipes. (ourbodybook.com is a fave). + LEFTOVERS (oww daang)
3. Have a kitchen garden – how sweet! I grow some of my own herbs and apart from anything else, its so nice having a cold glass bottle of mint water in my fridge at all times.
4. Buy once and regrow – I don’t know why this isn’t a bigger deal but you can actually grow celery out of a celery bunch base. These are the instructions from my book: “take the bottom base of a bunch of celery and place it, cut side facing up, in a bowl of warm water near a sunny window (change the water every two days). In about five to seven days you will see yellow, then green, leaves sprouting. At this point, you can put the celery into a container with soil covering all but the small new leaves. Water generously and watch the new celery grow! Lettuce and bok choy can be regrown in much the same way” – if you want to know more about regrowing veges drop me a comment/email, I’d be glad to do the research.
5. Make a packed lunch – 🙂
6. Make your own snacks and treats – nuts and seeds are good for you and yummy. Make trail mix at home!!! I love trail mix.
7. Keep your fridge and pantry organized – stuffs otherwise just gonna get old and living creatures will start to play in it.
8. Eat less? – I think you’ll find if you fill yourself up with fats from coconut oil, nuts and olive oil, you will feel a lot more satisfied and won’t need your evening serving of chocolate or similar.
9. The dirty dozen – these are the fruit and veg you must buy organic as they absorb pesticides the most. If you cant afford it, don’t bother with any of the others. Apples, strawberries, grapes, celery, peaches, spinach, capsicum (bell peppers if you’re weird), nectarines, cucumbers, tomatoes, snap peas, potatoes, hot peppers and blueberries.