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Eating Healthy in a Bad Economy

Updated on March 4, 2015

Healthy Eating in a Bad Economy

Tips on Staying Healthy in a Bad Economy

Recently, it seems to be a well known fact that healthy food is expensive. Those dollar Pringles look mighty good to snack on when you're on a budget, but may not be the best choice. That McDonald's dollar menu looks mighty yummy for few quarters out of your change drawer. Don't feel bad, I am guilty of it too. Fortunately, there are ways to stay on budget and keep yourself and your family happy and healthy.

  • Pick a large grocery store- Stores like Hannaford offer so much food that their prices are lower. Keep your eyes peeled and make sure to look at the unit prices. Hannaford also is well known for their organics. They have an amazing array of organic fruits and vegetables as well as cereals and drinks. You can also purchase fish at phenomenal prices.

  • ALDI- To combat my first tip, if you do not have a large grocery store around ALDI is a great choice. They do not take credit cards or checks and they do not have plastic bags (they reuse the boxes that their product came in). They keep prices low by not having to pay the fee to process credit cards and checks. ALDI offers brands such as Fit& Active which is priced like the junk food but so much better for you. As ALDI's site states: “Eating smarter means knowing exactly what you’re putting inside your body—and ALDI now introduces private label GDAs (Guideline Daily Amounts) on packaging! A quick glance at the bottom, right-hand corner of every Fit & Active® package will give you all the nutritional facts you need to make smart comparisons—and smarter food choices!” To prove my point, my husband and I purchased and entire cart of food for $65.00.

  • Farmers Market- Check out your local farmers market. Sometimes you can haggle with the locals for cheaper prices if they are not already cheap. You can also find out exactly how they grew their vegetables and where they come from. The best part about Farmer's Markets is how fresh your produce will be. There is no traveling cross country with a head of lettuce and to top it all off, you are supporting local farmers in your area!

  • Quick Tip: Frozen vegetables are much cheaper than fresh ones. Contrary to popular belief they still carry the same nutrition.

    There are choices out there. Just give different places a shot. When you go to the store check the unit prices of what your buying. A great way I keep on budget and make sure I am not being ripped off is by writing down the unit price and product, so that the next time I go I know what I payed. Give it a shot, what do you have to lose other than a few inches around your waist line?

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