How to Buy Healthy Food on a Budget (video)

Andrea King-Collier is a journalist, mother and a food activist. She recognizes that eating healthy can seem costly to a busy working parent but in her opinion the benefits are surely worth the extra effort. In this video she offers some practical advice for eating healthy on a budget.

  • Shop seasonally – Take advantage of locally grown, seasonal products. These are often much cheaper than produce that is imported or not in season.
  • Explore farmer’s markets – Take a closer look at your local farmer’s market, you may find some good deals and even special discounts for SNAP recipients.
  • Plan ahead – Make a list and try to stick to only those items.
  • Make tradeoffs – Instead of buying soda or junk food, use the extra money you’re saving for vegetables, fruits or quality lean meats.
  • Buy in bulk – If you find a good sale, take advantage and buy more — you can easily bag and freeze for months to come. Great idea for berries in smoothies!
  • Batching – A great option that will save money and time: make a big batch of black bean chili and keep some in the freezer, stashed away for a busy night when you don’t have as much time to cook.

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Lisa Gourley
Lisa Gourley2 years ago


Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Don't say raspberries are healthy.

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.3 years ago


Patricia H.
Patricia H.3 years ago

great tips

Aimee A.
Aimee A.3 years ago

Thanks for posting!

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

good tips

Kath R.
Kath P.4 years ago

I often get good deals on organic produce at my local grocery stores.

KARLOLINA G.4 years ago

These are great ideas. Some I already know and use and some are new and I will work into my future plans. Thank you.

May Howie
may Howie4 years ago

never go shopping on an empty stomach

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Thanks Nicole.