“Cheap eats” should be a bad expression because they aren’t necessarily unhealthy. There is no doubt that the best meals are those prepared at home – they, too, save money – but the ingredients don’t have to cost a fortune either.
You should never eat fast, junk food because a whole meal, which is almost always high in calories, sugar, salt and trans fats, is just a few bucks. Fruits, vegetables, whole grain, protein-rich foods— many of them are available for less than $5 at the store. You can buy some in bulk or online to save even more money.
Eating well on a budget is a task; it often requires research and a lot of trip to different stores to compare prices. The following are a few examples of affordable nutrient-dense foods to save you some time so the task is not as challenging.
Following a healthy diet doesn’t have to be followed by filing for bankruptcy. And it doesn’t have to be boring either. The other good news is that overindulging on them doesn’t come with side effects such as guilt or extra pounds around your waistline.
It is realistic to eat a healthy diet and keep the grocery bill low.