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10 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Great tips from my colleague, Kayla Colgrove!

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Eating healthy is so expensive! Or, so I hear. I’m going to share with you 10 tips to help you eat healthy on a budget. It all starts with remembering the 3 P’s – Plan, Purchase, and Prepare.

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Tip #1: Make a Food Budget

Determine your food budget by completing, “Family Budgets: Developing a Spending Plan that Works.” Next, figure out how much money you can spend for each trip to the store. If you shop weekly, then take your monthly food budget and divide by four. Remember to follow your food budget.

Tip #2: Plan Meals

MyPlate, Healthy MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image—a place setting for a meal. Before you eat, think about what goes on your plate or in your cup or bowl.

Taking the time to plan your meals ahead of time can help you save money and…

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