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13 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget

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13 Ways to Eat Healthier on a Budget

A whopping 20 percent of Canadians can’t afford their homes according to a study released this week. And, I’m sure this statistic is comparable in the US and other developed countries right now. The report went on to state that these people frequently chose unhealthy food options because they believed them to be cheaper and felt they couldn’t afford to eat healthy. So in my effort to help everyone who is watching their money (isn’t that just about everyone these days?) I have compiled some of my favorite ways to eat healthier on a budget.

1. Double or triple your normal recipes and freeze the leftovers. You’ll dramatically cut down the cost of buying prepared and packaged foods. And, you’ll eat healthier when you’re tired or in a pinch for time.

2. Use seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as possible. When food is in season it is cheaper. Plus, you’ll be doing your part for the environment by eating more locally grown food.

3. Watch for sales. Plan your meals around some of the cheaper sale items you find.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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6:07AM PST on Dec 6, 2014


10:35AM PDT on Apr 22, 2014

Great Post! Great ideas! Don and I CAN! :-))

5:55AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

This is a real good article. I am already doing much of this like making my own snacks and I am a vegetarian so that saves a lot of money right there. Never felt better in my life.

2:17AM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

8:49AM PST on Dec 13, 2013

Good to remember!

5:04AM PDT on Sep 25, 2013

Money can't buy much

1:36AM PDT on Sep 18, 2013


7:03AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012


2:42PM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:42AM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

Great advice! I am showing this to lots of people I know!

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