Healthy food can sometimes seem VERY expensive and eating well on a budget can seem tricky.
There are however, loads of ways to save money and still eat real and healthy food. The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is all about making it as simple and easy as possible to achieve your goals and feel good, all within a budget.
Here are 3 ways to eat well AND stick to your budget
Plan your meals
Planning and writing a budget-friendly meal plan is essential when you want to save money at the supermarket.
The best way to do it is by spending some time at the beginning of the week to plan your meals for the upcoming week. The Healthy Mummy challenge app has made it easier for you by including a grocery list for specific meals.
It is a good idea to scan your fridge and cupboards to see what you already have. That way you are not doubling up and spending more money unnecessarily. You will often find panty staples hidden at the back of your cupboard that you can incorporate into your plan. And the recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge are adaptable too, so you can switch out ingredients if you need to (for instance use chicken instead of pork).
Stick to your grocery list
Once you have planned your meals and looked at the grocery list for those meals, stick to it – it is important not to stray as it can be very easy to get sidetracked at the grocery store. The best advice is never to food shop when you are hungry.
Another useful thing about The Healthy Mummy app is that you always have it with you to refer back to, helping you to stay on track, wherever you are!
Cook large portions and keep the leftovers
Cooking larger meals can save you both time as well as money. Leftovers can be used for other meals and can be taken to work, they can also be frozen in single portion sizes and enjoyed later on.