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Eating Healthy on a Budget

Save Money Without Sacrificing Quality


3/11/2017 9:40:56 PM

NEWCLEAR1's SparkPage
So many people think it can't be done! Of course this doesn't cover everyone, but special conditions should be addressed by a specilist.
12/20/2016 11:22:39 AM

Liked this article very much. We are big legume (beans of all sorts) eaters in this house - stems back to poor grad school days when diet staples were: tomato juice (cheaper than fruit); eggs (19 cents a doz then-I'm old); peanut butter and chicken pieces parts (great for soup stock). We also learned a pressure cooker can be your best friend. Was then and still is.
5/6/2016 9:20:40 AM

Great article with lots of information. I've saved it so I can refer back to it! Thank you...
5/6/2016 8:17:44 AM

You really don't have to drink all that water, good grief, don't force that all down, it's pitiful to force water on people, healthy eating is already enough of a challenge!!
1/7/2016 10:22:54 AM

The website has much better suggestions for delicious recipes that are inexpensive to make and go a long way (even in my household of 5). I know the article says to be flexible but I'm a picky eater and we all know it's not good to go without eating. The recipes on budgetbytes round out to around 300-500 calories a serving which is perfect for a meal. The woman who posts the recipes makes lots of use of vegetables, pasta, chicken, other meats, and beans and lentils. Check it out! You'll be glad you did!
1/7/2016 7:08:30 AM

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2/3/2015 9:02:24 AM

11/24/2014 11:47:59 PM
These articles have got absolute sense devoid of confusing the readers.
11/18/2014 7:26:22 PM

FANCYQTR's SparkPage
All these articles say to eat rice. Now it has been shown that rice has dangerous amounts of arsenic in it. If you have rice it says to boil it in 6 parts water to 1 part rice and then drain all the water off. It's pretty bad when it is always recommended for people who have a very limited budget to eat things that are not healthy.
6/7/2014 2:36:37 PM

My tip is to be flexible and alway always check prices! I will eat most anything. My favorite grocery store has some of the best deals on produce if you can luck into them. I can get produce dirt cheap by looking at the prices and I check every time! (today scored brussel sprouts 40 cents/lbs, green onion for a quarter and organic leafy greens for 99 cents, usually costs three or four times as much!). I also bought 2lbs boxes of chicken breast for $1.99 because they were discontinued (usually $12). I have a place where meat is always cheap. I only buy yogurt if it's half off and/or have coupons to make it cheaper.

I also like to make soup a lot by using up my veggies that are starting to get to end of life. it is always an interesting concoction but cram packed with nutrition. I like to add a pouch of Knorr tomato vegetable soup as a base but a big pot makes about 10 servings so it goes a long way.

I don't eat canned food at all. I buy tomato soup for the kids and jarred pasta sauce and that's it. Beans are cheaper dried and don't take long to cook if soaked properly. I do buy big bags of frozen veggies as they are often on sale.
12/20/2013 8:21:50 AM

SWEETTOOTH10's SparkPage
I can't vote for any ONE of these choices, because use ALL of them, And coupons. Utilizing leftovers, and stretching them into other meals helps. It takes a little research into recipes and tweaking them to suit your needs and tastes, and make them seem new, but to me that's the fun part. I think utilizing a well stocked pantry and freezer can benefit ANY sized family.
10/16/2013 9:14:43 AM

DELLMEL's SparkPage
I agree with NTAR2200
5/28/2013 9:09:44 AM

I find that shopping late evening in supermarkets you can get food thats greatly marked down in price. Thats in England anyhow. I have sometimes stood over the staff whilst they price stuff down then get it if I want it! Mainly, where veg is concerned, I buy stuff in season then freeze it before its out, so that through winter months I can still have choices of veg. ��!
5/2/2013 12:47:57 PM

DEPSERV's SparkPage
When making stocks and other things that have long cooking times I've wondered how much the cost of gas or electricity might add to the cost of the meal. Anyone have any insight into this?
5/2/2013 1:13:38 AM

SPARKFRAN514's SparkPage
don't think batch cooking works well for one person you get tired of it before you eat it all and it often get lost in the freezer. buying in large amounts is not a good plan this would work for a family I am sure.

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