How much do you spend on a weekly shop? Are you a bargain hunter or do you like to splurge on a few luxuries? I have to admit I used to give in to the latter, but in a recent attempt to save money, the way I approach shopping for groceries has changed.
Canned beans and frozen peas have replaced salmon fillets and fancy herbs, and eggs are always a staple! But I don’t feel deprived, in fact, I’m eating better than ever before!
Many believe that healthy eating is expensive, but we want to prove otherwise. If you’re sick of spending hundreds at the supermarket only to see a bare fridge after just a couple of days, pick up the March issue of Healthy Food Guide and turn to our cover story to learn how to shop on a budget! We share our best money-saving tips, plus give you a week’s worth of family dinners that won’t break the bank.
In my own attempt to be thrifty, meat has taken a back seat and I’ve discovered creative ways to use cheap canned legumes. But there’s a far bigger benefit than simply saving money — eating less meat has numerous rewards for your health. By cutting back on meat, you’ll boost your intake of high-fibre, antioxidant-rich plant foods. With just seven per cent of Aussies eating the recommended intake of vegies, we could all do with a little extra colour on our plates.
And, to help you convert the carnivores in your family, we’ve got pages of delicious, meat-free recipes to tickle your tastebuds. Find it all in the March issue of Healthy Food Guide – on sale now.