Just how do you eat healthy on a budget? It seems like something we should be doing, but how do we achieve it?
Everywhere you go people are telling you that unless you eat organically, you are eating all the wrong things. It’s true that eating healthy might cost a bit more, but as Dr. Meghan Brit explains in this podcast episode, it’s all about knowing where to splurge and where to save.
Dr. Birt, who is a chiropractor and a nutritionist, says she follows the Dirty 7 and the Clean 15 as her rules for when to splurge and when to save when shopping. Did you know that foods like apples and peaches are some of the most contaminated foods? Think about that next time you pick up an apple as a snack. Knowledge is power, and certainly knowing what to spend your money on at the grocery store is vital to your budget’s health.
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I’ve always been a fan of creating a grocery list. Frankly, I don’t know how someone goes to the store without one. I would end up spending probably twice as much as when I have a list. Some people like to be really organized, and some just scribble down whatever comes to mind. Whatever your process is, you want to make sure that you “cabinet shop” before you create your list. Likely at least a few ingredients that you need will be lurking in the back of your pantry and just might save you a few bucks.
Dr. Birt has pages and pages of recipes on her site that are not only healthy to eat but healthy on your wallet. We want to have Dr. Brit back for many more podcasts, so be sure to submit your questions in the comment box so we can cover those all in a future podcast!
(Here are some of my fav recipes from her site. Be sure to check them all out)
Spinah, Tomato and Egg Breakfast Pie (Right on)
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (YUM)
Scrumptious Guacamole (Don’t buy the pre-packaged kind…it’s easy to make your own)
Have any eating healthy on a budget tips? Let us know below.
Shannah Compton Game is a podcast host and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER of the top-rated Millennial Money podcast. Millennial Money has over 6-million downloads in 164 countries. Shannah’s years of experience as a skilled Certified Financial Planner have set her on a mission to revolutionize how people think, act, and feel about their finances…and have some fun doing so.