Thursday, July 18, 2019

How To Eat Healthy on a Tight Budget



We have this notion that eating healthy food is expensive. That is true for some, but there are ways that you can maximize your budget and yet, get the best quality food. You just have to stick to these rules:
  • Make a meal plan
  • Stick to your budget
  • Do substitutes
  • Cook your own food (cook in bulk quantity)
  • Pack your meals to the office or school
  • Know what is junk foods
  • Go to the flea or local market to buy produce



Fresh produce from the market which costs way cheaper than buying from the grocery. All these for $11 (Php510), I was able to buy fruits and vegetables I can use for juicing and cooking. 

All the above mentioned are all self-explanatory, food preparation is the KEY to HEALTHY EATING. This will save you money to buy other necessities at home. And, you are sure that you and your family are getting the best- nutritious food in the market. 



Below are some of my go-to nutritious drinks (smoothie and juice) that I am experimenting on for months now, and to this day I can say that I am happy with it. There are a few more recipes over at my Instagram account if you'd like to see. :) 











This is one of my favorite juice because of the citrusy and sweet taste of the pineapple combined with cucumber. :)













Chia + roasted flax seeds + kale + carrots + avocado + strawberry yogurt + yakult + milk = #breakfastsmoothie

Up to the rim #breakfastsmoothie
Beets + cucumber + spinach + carrots + flax seed + strawberry yogurt + milk + yakult. #power #powerbreakfast #smoothie #Wednesday#bitsenpieces #9thyrannivwtay



Chia seeds + roasted flax seeds + kale + blueberry yogurt + yakult + skimmed milk= #breakfastsmoothie 
#goodforthetummy #greensmoothie #bitsenpieces #tgif






I really love munching on peanuts, I decided to buy organic raw nuts and roast it at home. I combined almonds, pumpkin, sunflower, peanuts, and raisins to make my own version of trail mix, less the chocolates of course! 
Roasting nuts can consume your time but it is all worth-it knowing how clean and you can maximize the roasting time according to your preference.

Eating healthy breakfast like cereal flakes, riched in fiber, using non-fat milk and raisins as a natural sweetener. 


Chicken + cauliflower + spinach + cream + curry powder + butter + peanut oil chili flakes = hapunan #norice
TOTAL COST: Php100/ $2


Homemade organic peanut butter with roasted milled flaxseed with olive oil. 


I replaced the commercialized peanut butter we used to buy at the grocery to this homemade peanut butter. It took some time to get used to the taste but eventually we are loving it. On bread spread and even for all peanut butter sauces needed for cooking. 

Are you into eating healthy lately, any juice or smoothie recipe that you love? 



34 comments:

  1. I also find that shopping at Aldi really helps - it's where I get all my produce from. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I will have to try these tips out. I do want to start eating a bit healthier, but I don't like spending a ton.

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  3. This is a great post. It can be easier to eat healthy on a budget, you just have to be creative.

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  4. I absolutely love this and I agree with you, eating healthy can be done on a budget and doesn't need to always cost more. Great tips.

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  5. I'm such a junkie of smoothies and healthy snacks! I'm constantly mixing fruits and veggies in order to get a new taste. I love incorporating papaya into my smoothies. I'm gonna try those ideas!

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  6. love this topic! every single one of them is such an important guide on how we can eat a healthy food on a budget.

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  7. I love smoothies perfect way to start my day. I think for me is the sweets.

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  8. I love this! I agree...the key is meal planning. That is why I write Create 2 Meals In 1 Recipe...so it is not overwhelming, but is frugal with time and money. https://familypalate.com

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  9. We love eating healthy and I agree making things your self is a great way to save some money. Your juices and smoothies sound delicious!

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  10. These are great tips to eat healthy on a budget! Good for you food doesn’t have to be expensive! Everyone should be able to be healthy!

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  11. This is a great post. Eating healthy on a budget is always a good opportunity. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. When I worked in an office, I always brought my own lunch. I saved so much money that way!

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  13. I like the Farmer's Market here. The prices may be a bit more, sometimes less, but the nutritional value is so much higher.

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  14. I don't think I could survive without my local farmer's market. Not only is it cheaper but everything is so much fresher. (Rena)

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  15. This is great advice! Eating healthy doesn't have to cost a fortune if you do it right.

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  16. I always thought going on a diet is an expensive decision because some food are not cheap. I've go to try this.

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  18. It's true that eating healthy isn't as expensive as people think. The rules listed are quite true. I love smoothies and juices. There are very refreshing and healthy.

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  19. These are some great tips! Especially cooking own food and packing lunches for work. I went grocery shopping today so I can do exactly that.

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  20. Meal planning helps me so much to budget our weekly allowance. This helps me too in saving.

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  21. I really need to begin with more meal planning. I have to do the advance work if I am going to eat healthy. And it does help financially as well.

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  22. This is great advice! I couldn't agree more on the importance of planning your meals ahead of time. This cuts down on the food waste issue as well!

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  23. Kristine Nicole AlessandraAugust 19, 2019 at 6:46 AM

    I make it a point to cook from scratch. I live about 300 meters from a local market, so it is convenient for me to get fresh meat and produce anytime. Cooking your own food is better because it is tastier and less expensive than pre-packaged, pre-cooked frozen meals you get at the grocery store.

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  24. Thank you for sharing these tips. I totally agree that creating a meal plan is very important nowadays. It helps us save money as well as time when we already know what we need to prepare. We have been preparing weekly meal plans and it was indeed a life-saver.

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  25. Awesome tips! Unfortunately for me we live in a really rural area, I was amazed to see how much produce you managed for that price! For me produce is expensive, even our farmers market ~ that has a very limited supply. All places with produce are a 40 mile drive one way, what I find is given our rural location produce that I purchase needs to be used same day, otherwise its already started to spoil (I assume this is because of our location, and that it takes longer for produce to get shipped here). So I often dehydrate what I buy that I can afford. Still blown away at the amount of produce you snagged for the price (I need to move to where produce is cheaper!)

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  26. How many ideas. How many recipes. One healthier and tastier than the other!

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  27. I really love this post because I think that healthy eating should be cheaper then greasy stuff or things that could gave us diabetes or a heart attack. I need to save this because this full of useful tips.

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  28. I think it is cheaper to eat healthy. These are wonderful tips

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  29. Amazing tips!!! We've been eating lots of salads and it is great! I love salads and can eat greens daily.

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  30. I think it is a lot cheaper to eat healthy than most people believe. There are some great ideas here, thanks.

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  31. I used to always think eating healthy was more expensive. This is a great resource to help me not break the bank. Thank you

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  32. Great advice. I love nuts but they are so expensive in supermarkets. So I was overjoyed to discover a little stall in the flea market with all kinds of nuts that are way cheaper than at the supermarket.

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  33. These look like some interesting smoothie recipes to try out. I'm not a huge fan of smoothies other than the sweet kinds. I do love farm markets and other local places for getting fresh fruits and veggies.

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  34. We really try to set a budget for healthier food like fruits and vegetables. We need to eat better food.

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