One of the things that I hear most often from people is “I would eat healthier, but it’s just SO expensive!” While I give it to you that eating well can be a bit of a drain on the budget, I am also here to tell you that you can eat very well and very nutritiously without maxing out your budget. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Yeah, right?! How do you figure?” at this point, so I also wanted to share my simplest, easiest tips for eating healthy on a budget.
I’m not saying that you’ll be able to get the largest variety of foods following this kind of plan, but you will be able to avoid processed foods, incorporate more fruits and veggies, and opt for lean proteins, which are some of the basic principles of a nutritious diet. So, here they are – my “best practices” for eating healthy on a budget. Continue reading
Time and money are both at a premium for us mamas. But, one of the biggest drains on both are our trips to the grocery store. I don’t know about you, but sometimes it seems like a grocery run is one of the biggest time sucks I run into, and if I’m not careful, it can squander away our budget too. Thankfully, I’ve put a few other practices in place to help save our budget, but one of the things that I’ve most recently been able to do is take advantage of a little technology to save me time AND money when I need to make a grocery run! I don’t like to keep money-saving secrets to myself, so here are a few of my favorite apps to save money and time at the grocery store!
Best Grocery Apps To Save Money and Time
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!
The holidays are great for a lot of things, except…the budget. Obviously, it’s important to set aside money for Christmas, but even having done that you probably aren’t applying any extra funds toward your financial goals at this time of year. In any case, though, we’ve successfully made it through the holidays and now it’s time to get back on track with several things in life, but especially your finances. Want to refresh your finances? Check out these simple ideas for getting back on track with your finances!