Eating Healthy Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

While there's a big difference between choosing whole wheat bread over white bread for your health, there is little to no difference for your wallet. You don't have to break the bank to eat healthy. Follow these tips to find out how you can load up your grocery cart with healthy food without blowing your budget!

Change your shopping habits!

  • Plan ahead. Design a weekly menu, and match your grocery shopping to the meals on the menu. This will help avoid wasting food.
  • Eat before you shop. It will help you stick to your shopping list!
  • Shop around the edges of the store, where the food is healthier and fresher. The middle aisles has more processed and junk foods.
  • Try store brands. These are often cheaper and just as good!
  • Keep an eye out for sales, specials and coupons for healthy foods! Sign up for your grocer's bonus/discount card for additional savings.

Change what you buy!

  • Choose your fresh fruits and veggies! Some produce costs less when it is in season. Other fruits and veggies like apples, bananas, carrots, and celery are available at a low price year round!
  • Convenience is key! Try frozen or canned fruits in light syrup or 100% juice, and frozen or canned veggies without added salt. They are great options that make eating healthy easier!
  • Buy in bulk, if you will use it and can store it.
  • Switch from brand names to generic store brands.