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Staying Healthy Won’t Bleed You Dry.

April 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Health, Money/Business, Weekly Columns

(Akiit.comMany people are under the impression that staying healthy and eating right is expensive. It’s true, it can be, and there is certainly evidence to suggest obesity is caused by socioeconomic factors. That said, despite the supposed high costs of staying healthy, there are ways to do it on a budget. You don’t need to spend a fortune on food to ensure that your diet isn’t being crippled by fatty snacks and sugary treats. Let’s look at some of the best options here.

Grow Your Own Veg

One of the most expensive factors of the healthy lifestyle is eating organic foods that haven’t been grown using chemicals or goodness only knows what else. These foods are often far more expensive to compensate for the fact that they take more effort to grow. But, if you don’t fancy paying the high prices, there is another option. You can grow some of the products yourself. For instance, you can set up a little place in your garden to grow vegetables organically. All you need is some fertilizer and the seeds that are both cheap to buy online.

Avoid Eating Out

Eating out is always going to cost a lot of money, there’s no way around it. Restaurants charge expensive prices, and that’s not even taking into account the tip for the waiting staff. On top of this, there’s the issue with the healthy option often being more expensive. You wouldn’t believe how much gluten free restaurants charge! Instead, why not think about making your food for yourself and eating out can be a treat once every couple of months. This is a great way to cut the cost of a healthy work lunch. If you want to know how to eat tasty and save money on work lunches, don’t go out for a meal. Pack one yourself with all the good food that you have at home.

Get A Cookbook

One of the easiest ways to overspend on healthy food is to buy it ready made. If you do this, you’ll pay a lot more than what you would if you were making it for yourself. Purchase a healthy eating cookbook, and you will be astounded by how cheap and easy it is to make wholesome meals for a full family of four. There are many options when choosing a cookbook to work from so don’t get tied down to one Chef that you know about.

Shop For Deals

Last but not least, when you head out on your weekly shop, do make sure that you are looking for the deals. You’ll find deals on plenty of healthy foods that you are going to love. And don’t be afraid to try some new dishes of fresh types of veg. If you do, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the delightful tastes that you will almost certainly discover.

As you can see then, eating healthy doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can do it, no matter what kind of thrifty, frugal budget you are living on.

Staff Writer; Charles Jones

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