Eating Healthy On a Budget
Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean doubling your grocery budget. A little bit of planning can also help you save money at the supermarket.
Registered dietician Anne Margaret Kane suggests these four money-saving shopping tips:
1. Eat seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
2. Watch for specials at your supermarket.
3. Keep an eye out for other stores offering bettering deals through sales circulars.
4. Clip coupons and purchase store brands.
Eat a Rainbow
Choose as many different colors, textures and varieties of fruits and veggies as you can every day to maintain a balanced diet and a strong, healthy immune system.
Red – strawberries, cranberries, apples, tomatoes, bell peppers, radishes
Orange – oranges, grapefruit, cantaloupe, carrots, sweet potatoes
Yellow – bananas, lemons, squash, bell peppers, corn
Green – grapes, apples, kiwi, broccoli, peas, spinach, cucumbers, lettuce
Purple and Blue – grapes, blueberries, blackberries, plums, eggplant, onions