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 →
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.
I don’t know about you, but typically by the time we make it to the New Year, I’m ready for a little R&R for both my body and my budget. We generally go “all out” for Christmas – visiting the family, hosting a cookie exchange, enjoying our own Christmas at home…So, for New Year’s, we like to keep things a little more low key (and low budget). With a little creativity, it’s so easy to have a memorable New Year’s Eve, so check out my ideas…
One of my favorite pastimes during the holiday season is baking. But when I’m making treats to enjoy around the house and to take with us elsewhere, the cost of holiday baking can add up fast, particularly because I like to get a good variety of treats. However, I have discovered a few ways to save a little money on holiday baking so I don’t have to put as much of our Christmas budget toward baking. So, if you want to enjoy your holiday baking without busting your budget, check out these tips for saving money on your holiday baking.
You may think that just because you still have holiday shopping to do that you are going to have to pay premium prices for gifts. Well, that just isn’t true as long as you are willing to put in a little effort. Don’t let the panic of last minute shopping make you break your budget, instead follow these simple tips to get the gifts you need at the prices you want.
Tips to Make the Most of Last Minute Holiday Shopping