One of our most common excuses for avoiding healthy eating is that it’s too expensive, and we don’t have the money. While I’ll agree that healthy eating can be costly, it really doesn’t have to be that much more expensive than any other type of eating if you use some simple strategies to stick to a budget. I’ve been using these tricks for months, and I can honestly say that we’re able to save money each week but still stay on track with our healthy eating goals. Do we always have the widest variety of foods? Nope, not always, but we always enjoy tasty and healthy food without spending too much!
Lots of people say they can’t eat healthy because it’s too expensive. And, I get it. Your grocery bill is likely one of the biggest recurring bills you have each month. However, you can make anything work if you want it bad enough. So, as I’ve made the transition to a healthier diet for our family, I’ve had to focus on ways that I can buy more nutritious food without maxing out our grocery budget. While I may spend a little more every once in a while, with a few simple strategies, I’ve been able to stick right within our monthly grocery budget. So, I wanted to share my “tips and tricks” with you so that you know that you too can eat healthy without breaking the budget.
I am definitely a warm weather person who could almost do without any winter weather, except at Christmastime. I’m never going to be able to control the weather to make it just right for me, but what I can do is control the heating in our home to make it the most ideal. However, it’s always my goal to do that without spending bookoo bucks. We’re spending a lot more time at home this winter, and we have a little one to think about. So, keeping the house warm and cozy is a top priority, so I’ve come up with a few tips for maximizing our winter heating so we can stay warm and still save money. Check out my tips and let me know if you have any of your own!
Pretty much anywhere you plug into today – television, websites, social media… – you’ll see a nice trickling of advertisements claiming that if you just purchase XYZ, you’ll get healthy and fit fast. While I am a firm believer in using programs, like the 21 Day Fix, to help you get on track with your health and fitness goals, there is no quick fix to getting healthy. And, even more so, you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to get healthy, which is what some of those ads will rig you into doing. Instead of buying everything you see advertised, wouldn’t it be easier, if you could just find a few things that worked, stay within your budget, and capitalize on your goals? I’m here to tell you that you can and to share a few easy tips for how to do it. Now, it goes without saying, there is at least some investment when it comes to making positive changes for your health, but you don’t have to max out your budget just to get fit. Follow these tips to get started on your health and fitness journey and stay on your budget at the same time.
The beginning of the year is as good of a time as any to rework your finances and get things back in order, and one of the best ways you can do that is implementing effective financial habits. I’ll admit, our finances have been a work in progress since we got married. (You might remember our big b-word talk…) But, there have always been three habits that we had in place with our finances that have made a huge difference in our ability to pay down our debt, live contently, and spend wisely. So, what are those three habits? Check them out and see if they won’t help you get back on track with your finances.