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How do you eat healthy and save money at the same time?

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June 20, 2019 / By Ailie
Question: My boyfriend and I are college students who have definitely been eating like it lately. And, in return, we feel like it. So we've decided we're going to try to live a healthier lifestyle, with a large part in concentration of watching what we put into our bodies more. I LOVE to cook, but it's hard to get some of the healthier options when you're a college student's budget. How do you save money and still cook healthy meals in your home? We're trying to get away from the "meal-in-a-box" type foods because of the high sodium and processed food content, however, we are open to ideas on how to make them more healthy!
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Tolbert Tolbert | 6 days ago
Weekly or bi weekly meal planning. You can choose items that are healthy and can be used in a second dish later...like a turkey breast. Whatevers left over can be used later in the week for a pot pie. That's just one example, find a good website to help you plan meals. You can also use your local grocer's weekly ads to plan your meals around whats on sale.
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Tolbert Originally Answered: How do you eat healthy and save money at the same time?
Weekly or bi weekly meal planning. You can choose items that are healthy and can be used in a second dish later...like a turkey breast. Whatevers left over can be used later in the week for a pot pie. That's just one example, find a good website to help you plan meals. You can also use your local grocer's weekly ads to plan your meals around whats on sale.

Rashawn Rashawn
it's difficult to eat healthy and be on a budget, but it can be done. Concentrate on vegetables, pastas, and legumes (beans, lentils, etc.) By making a large pasta casserole you can each eat for several days for almost nothing, specially if you limit the cheeses that you put in it. Make a large pot of bean soup, even with a small amount of ham, and you will be surprised how filling and cheap it can be.
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Mason Mason
Check out http://feastonthecheap.net - they break down recipes by total cost (under $10, under $20, etc etc) and calculate cost per serving. They also make an effort to make healthier substitutions on many of the recipes on the site.
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Jett Jett
Real oatmeal vs Instant Small amount of meat and lots of veggies in a stir-fry Big pot of homemade soup vs canned Pot of homemade turkey chili (freezes well) Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on wheat bread is full of cheap protein.
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Gog Gog
salad, fruit, vegetables are all much cheaper then meat products and candy, its easy, one easy thing to do that isnt much but adds up, is to stop drinking pop, drink water or gatorade. instead of bring some chips for lunch as your snack, maybe bring an apple or an orange. vegetable soup for dinner or lunch is also healthy.
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Gog Originally Answered: How can I save money at the grocery store?
Coupons are good obviously only if it's for something you want. Get one or two copies of the Sunday paper and clip the coupons (some people actually buy 3 copies). Only shop at stores that give you double coupons if possible..Also, try to combine the coupons with the item when it's on sale. For example: I had two manufacturer's $2 off coupons for a fancy brand of Bic shavers (a 4 pack). The store had them on sale "Buy one get one free". So I redeemed the store sale and the coupons. I got 8 good razors for about $3. Even if you don't use coupons you can save money. Each Tuesday the grocery stores and drug stores send out the circulars in the mail. I am fortunate that all of the stores are within one or two miles of each other and most of them are on the way home for me... I only buy items on sale. So, if I go to one store for 2 for one organic milk and $2.50/box organic cereal and another for cheap fruits and veggies, then I save tons of money by not shopping exclusively at one store. Being store "loyal" in the past was KILLING my grocery bill. I seriously shop at 5 different stores now (I may visit all five or only 2-3 depending on the sales and what my needs are for the week). I do this for groceries and items like TP and laundry soap. One store has Arm and Hammer laundry soap on sale this week 2 for $5 (or just 2.50 each; ya don't have to buy both for the sale). I don't normally use Arm and Hammer, but I sure will this month!!! Be flexible about brand and shop around. Make lists based on the circulars and use coupons where you can. I'm cutting my bill by 45-55% each month. Buy chicken and other meats in bulk packs (I got some organic chicken breast for 0.99/lb this week and porterhouse steaks for 3.79/lb)! Divide the pack and freeze it. I won't need to buy chicken for a month. I rarely eat beef, but couldn't pass up that great cut for such a cheap price. Also, I've got some 4.99/lb shrimp out of the freezer for tomorrow's dinner. Shopping around will teach you what things are worth so you'll know if you're paying too much for something. And avoid Target for cleaning goods. I go there now to buy coffee when it's on sale ($7.00 for a bag of Starbucks is cheap in my area). I buy my TP and toiletries when they're on sale at the grocers or drug store. Target is a trap for me. I was spending WAYYYYYYYY too much money on crap in that store. By the way you can check out their circular online. I make sure I know what I NEED to buy before going in there! Good luck and happy saving.

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