Healthy Eating Without the Price Tag

Many more people are taking responsibility for their health nowadays by improving their diet and upping their exercise. However, many people are discovering that actually, eating healthily can be far more expensive than gorging on junk food and ready meals. So, how can we all eat better but without the expensive price tag?Healthy Eating Without the Price Tag

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Join A Co-Op

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Organic food from supermarkets can be a lot more expensive than the standard stuff but as we all know, it is considered to be better for us in the long run. One way to save money on organic food and shop cleverly is to join a co-op which buys food in bulk, normally direct from wholesalers to keep the price down. There are profit making organisations but also unofficial groups set up by neighbours who simply dish out the responsibilities to everyone involved. This can be a great way to enjoy good food for less.

Buy Eggs


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Eggs are a food powerhouse but relatively cheap from most supermarkets. They are also available from local farm shops which offer organic and free range eggs as the norm. They are full of protein, vitamin D, A, B2 and iodine.

Don’t buy anything ready made


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Believe it or not, ready meals are far more expensive than making food from scratch – you are also paying for the fancy packaging and convenience. They are also full of additives, saturated fat, sugar and calories.

Make your own lunches


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Resist the temptation to buy ready made sandwiches, salads or wraps for your lunches at work. They are usually loaded with calorific dressings and sauces, are made from low quality wheat products and have very little protein to them, an element which is important to get through the rest of the day. They are also far more expensive than if you make your own as you are supplementing their packaging and advertising costs.

Buy frozen veg


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Frozen veg is far cheaper than fresh but, common to popular belief, can actually be healthier than fresh. This is due to locking in all the vitamins and minerals when freezing rather than allowing them to degrade over time on the supermarket shelves. They are also pre-prepared so can save you a lot of time when you come to cook.

Ditch the fizzy drinks for water


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Fizzy drinks and concentrated juice drinks are not only expensive, they are full of sugar, additives and very little nutrition. Water on the other hand helps your body cleanse itself, detoxify and replenishes and rehydrates all the cells in the body. In a nutshell, water helps your body work more effectively and is so well treated in this country that we can drink it for free with no health repercussions – It is a no brainer.

Eat canned fish


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Canned tuna, salmon and sardines are far cheaper than fresh but are still very healthy. They have a long shelf life and are really convenient to grab from the cupboard when you need a quick fix.

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