SHOPPING ON A BUDGET

Granted when you shop for fancy organic superfoods at your local health food shop, the price goes up pretty fast.

But is healthy eating impossible to pull off on a tight budget? I doubt it.

Cheap Supermarket Essentials

You can eat healthy if you only have access to a supermarket. Trust me.

But understand that you’ll have to skip 99% of the food in there and focus on the few essential fat burning foods that matter.

  • Eggs


  • Raw nuts and seeds


  • Frozen veggies and fruits

  • Coconut milk


  • Garlic


  • Dried legumes (beans, lentils, chickpeas)


  • Grains (rice, buckwheat, quinoa, etc.)

  • Meats, fish and poultry.

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Try to buy these in bulk, and skip all the rest. You’ll be surprised of how much money you used to spend on snack bars, juices and other processed foods that will never help you shed the pounds or become healthier.

Plan More, Waste Less

How much food are YOU wasting?

If you waste food every week because of poor planning, use these little-known tricks to keep it fresher longer:

  • Line your fridge drawer with paper towels; they'll absorb excess moisture and keep your vegetables from rotting

  • Put a bay leaf in containers of flour, pasta, or rice to repel bugs

  • Keep bananas in a bunch to keep them fresh longer

  • Turn your sour cream and cottage cheese containers upside down – this creates a vacuum that inhibits the growth of bacteria

  • If you're unsure of an egg's freshness, put it in a cup of water; fresh eggs sink, while bad one’s float

  • Store fresh herbs (washed and sealed in plastic bags) in your freezer. They'll stay fresh for a month and defrost instantly when you want to use them for cooking

  • Make limp celery, carrots and radishes crunchy again by placing them in a bowl of ice water with a slice of raw potato

  • Spread butter on the cut side of hard cheeses to keep them from drying out in the fridge.

  • Put rice in your salt shaker to absorb condensation and keep salt from hardening

  • Store your butter in the freezer; it will keep fresh for up to six months

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