Is it really possible to eat healthy foods on a tight budget? For most people, keeping the grocery bills low equals to buying cheap and unhealthy foods. The only way to eat healthy on a budget is to eat, as much as you can, home cooked food. Luckily, there are many healthy foods that can fit in a tight budget such as whole grain pasta, brown rice and beans. You can get a 2 kg of brown rice for just £2.50 (£1.25/kg). With so much rice, you can prepare healthy meals a whole week. Well, here are four tips for all of you who want to keep the bills low.
- Plan in advance. Nobody likes to eat the same meal over and over again. What you need to is to write down 20-30 healthy recipes that your family likes. Write the recipes on post-it notes and make a calendar. This way you will eat a different meal every day of the month and you will never get tired of eating the same meal. It’s just like planning the periods between the carpet cleaning London procedures. It’s recommended to professionally clean the carpet every 6 months.
- In the crockery. When you are out shopping, always look for special offers. Products with long shelf life like pasta, rice beans and noodles can be stored for a long time. That’s why you can get a lot of them when they are on sale.
- Make a grocery list and shop smart. Try not to make impulsive purchases that will add a considerable sum to your bill. All supermarkets put more expensive foods on the level of the eyes, so the buyers can easily see it. The best time to go shopping for groceries is when the supermarket is near closing. Remember that saved money will be needed when it’s time for an end of tenancy cleaning London or to buy something you wanted for a long time.
- Fresh vegetables are sometimes cheaper if you buy them from the local market rather than the supermarket.
Remember these simple tips and you will start saving right away, without compromising with the quality of the food you eat.