So, you’ve probably done a lot of research into eating healthily and realised it can be quite hard. In the same way, we traded coffee for lemons to avoid a caffeine intolerance, we have found other healthy food alternatives. It can be quite expensive too. However, there are actually healthy recipes which can be done on the cheap. One important thing to note is that we are not talking about cheap and tacky, but we are talking about being savvy. Savvy shoppers can make their weekly shop go a lot further. Buying loads of nutritious and tasty ingredients are needed for eating healthily. It does not automatically mean that your bills will increase though. Below we explain how you a cheap meal doesn’t have to mean an unhealthy meal.
Eating Healthily On a Budget
Dieting on a budget is not easy, but it is doable. With ready meals and fast food becoming increasingly popular, people think finding these ready meals is the best way to find cheap shopping. Fortunately, there are many low price foods, which should suit your balanced diet. Sometimes it is the little things. One thing we found when switching out our morning caffeine for lemons was that it was much cheaper. Like a snowball effect. There were so many benefits. Although a caffeine intolerance wasn’t great for our body, it helped with our budgeting.
Eating healthily tends to involve finding food alternatives. Switching out organic foods and bulk buying would be superb. One big bonus from the lockdown forced us to look for shopping online. That is where we found Low Price Foods. For full disclosure, this isn’t an advertisement. Low Price Foods helped us to budget accordingly but also ensured we were still eating healthily. Although a lot of our healthy recipes were developed in our own head, a lot of them were not affordable without a cheaper diet.
How You Can Diet On a Budget
There are many healthy food alternatives you can choose to lower your budget. Counting calories does not have to be a chore. Just think of some handy tips to ensure that you keep the costs down. We have discussed tips before for eating healthily and on a budget before. Healthy Food Reviews emphasises the need to meal plan when trying to cut costs.
Importantly there are also many apps and websites which provide advice for counting calories. Also, these apps can help you monitor the healthy diet. At Healthy Food Reviews, in the past, we have been keen users of My Fitness Pal to help keep track of calories. Although a Fitbit is most recommended for exercising, you can sync your Fitbit with apps like Strava and My Fitness Pal to ensure you are eating correctly. How does this help your budget though? We hear you ask. Well, if you know what foods are low in calories, you know exactly what foods you are looking for. That way, you know how to compare foods and their brands.
Planning healthy meals on a diet
Along with following some fitness apps, you can also find websites likes Weight Loss Resources who help you plan a meal. When you put your healthy diet plan together, you will find it a lot easier to follow a meal plan. Comparing prices of foods which are low in calories and explaining how they help with weight loss is a game-changer.
Not only will meal planning help you save pounds in your bank account, but pounds will also drop off from your weight. But don’t worry, we are not just here to preach about what apps you need to use. Healthy Food Reviews are also able to help with healthy alternatives. If you are a regular reader of the healthy food blog, you should check out our low-calorie spaghetti.
Eating Healthily With Pasta
Yes, some pasta is healthy, some are unhealthy. The majority of the population loves a Spaghetti Bolognaise or Spaghetti Carbonara. But is Spaghetti actually the best option? One of our favourite tricks we learned from the internet was switching out Spaghetti for |ucchini. Zucchini is actually a healthy pasta which is low in carbs. It should still help with your exercise in the morning, however. It is actually a green pasta though. As long as you cook it correctly it does have an advantage over Spaghetti. It has fewer calories but does contain more nutrition.
If you haven’t checked out our healthy recipes involving Spaghetti, then why not head over to our healthy blog? Feel free to switch out the Spaghetti with Zucchini.