10 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

Who said that you have to spend a lot to eat well? The buying guide "Good Food on a Tight Budget", literally "good food on a budget", the Environmental Working Group (EWG), explains how the choice of healthy foods at a price accesible by no means an impossible mission.

Who said that you have to spend a lot to eat well? The buying guide “Good Food on a Tight Budget”, literally “good food on a budget”, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), explains how the choice of healthy foods at a price accesible by no means an impossible mission.

Just under the motto “the best food at the lowest cost,” the EWG analyzed the reviews and the government investigations of more than 1,200 foods, with an eye for the eco-friendly aspect. “We looked at the prices of foodstuffs containing less pesticides, environmental pollutants and artificial ingredients and selected the best 100. Have fun!” As it says on their site. To food, in fact, have been assigned scores and higher ones were subjected to an analysis of three factors: pesticides, chemicals and amount of packaging.

Thus was born the guide (pdf here) that eating well while saving money, a useful reminder, especially for the consumerist American society, to remember that a healthy diet can be advantageous for the environment and your pocket, just use some simple trick. Let us see how, with the 10 simple tips that we have selected from “Good Food on a Tight Budget.” Do you have more to add?

1) Replace the cream in recipes with yogurt. Drain yogurt in a coffee filter to make it thicken. To cut costs and packaging waste, buy the larger packs

2) Chop the fresh fruit and freeze it when it becomes obvious or too ripe. Then handle the machine in shakes, soups, oatmeal, or yogurt (here are some recipes)

3) Do not be fooled. Always read the label and make sure that the word 100% is the first ingredient listed. “Multigrain” or “wheat” are not sufficient information

4) Teach children to prefer whole grains, no white bread, for example. If you are not used to whole grains, mix gradually

5) Buy in large quantities and do the escort when the products are on offer. Autoproducete oatmeal. That costs more, and is packed full of cost of salt and sugar

6) Buy the discounted bread and keep it in the freezer

7) Add the nuts to the oatmeal, cereals and salads for a healthy and hearty meal. Fresh walnuts are often cheaper. Dry holes you for a delicious snack.

8) Choose the pulses, and put it to bathroom, to save money

9) The vegetables you are going to ruin? Congelatele and then use them to make soups and ministroni

10) Stock up on vegetables and keep them in a cool, dry place. Potatoes, carrots, squash, zucchini mature and will keep for several weeks after they are purchased

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