Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

I have always been aware of the cost of food and my weekly grocery bill, but I had never paid too much attention to how much I was actually spending in any given month. For the most part, I shop once per week and plan my meals/snacks which helps keep the grocery budget under control. I had the occasional Costco trip, Trader Joes run, and those last minute grab a couple of things on your way home from work trips as well.

My husband and I have recently started actually budgeting to try to reign in our frivolous spending. When we were setting our budget for groceries for the month, I was more than sure the amount we agreed on would be more than ample. Well, we are only a couple weeks into this and I have already spent more than 60% of the budget for the month…and that was with trying to be a little more cognizant of spending! I have already learned a lot in the couple weeks we have been following our new budget, and have realized that I’m going to have to get creative for the last couple of weeks of the month if I’m going to stick to this predetermined budget we set! At first I felt discouraged, but to be honest, I’m now looking at it as a challenge. I have decided I’m going to get creative and do my best to stick to our budget without relying on cheap, processed foods to get us through! I plan to do a follow up post on how I end up faring, but for now I wanted to share some of my tips for eating healthy on a budget!

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Recipe Round-up

We are starting a new series called Recipe Round-up where we share some of our favorite recipes from the past few weeks. Our hope is that these recipes will make meal planning a little easier by highlighting a few recipes that we have tried or are anxious to try ourselves!

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Meal planning tips + our essentials for prepping ahead

Meal planning and prepping ahead are perhaps the two most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By planning your meals in advance, you will likely avoid those last minute stops for fast food and by prepping ahead, you will have quick and easy access to healthy foods for meals and snacks. Saving money and extra calories to your waistline are added bonuses that come along with meal planning and prepping! Today I wanted to share some of our tips for successful meal planning and prepping that everyone can do!

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