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Eating healthy can certainly add up over time. We often think that the only way to eat on a budget is to buy cheap, processed foods, but in the long run these may be more expensive because of the health problems they can cause. There are ways to eat healthy and save money, and this article will give you a few tips on how to do so. Fresh produce can get expensive, and one of the best ways to get great produce for less is to shop at your local farmers market. They often have a great selection of fresh produce for a fraction of the price you would find at a grocery store. If you don't have one close by don't worry, you can still find good... read full article

#1

Eating Healthy for Less

If you stick to a shopping list you can really keep the budget down. Plan your healthy weekly menu then just shop for those items and your winning - just dont go to the supermarket when your hungry other wise you might not stick to the list:)

#2

I really agree with shopping at the local farmers market.

#3

I agree with getting veggies at the farmers market rather than the supermarket to save money and get fresher - but I struggle for the time to do so. I have discovered I can get a fruit and veg box delivered to the door - fresh, great value and EASY. You can even tell them if theres veggies you dont like/want ( we all have some dislikes after all!) The website is foodbox.co.nz plus if you tell them that I referred you ( Frances Lowery) then you get a chance to win FREE veggies for the whole of august, as do I!

#4

i need to look at places to get veges cheaper , it sucks that eating healthy is so much more expensive that eating bad!! the price has sky rocketed atm!! but i love my fresh veges!!

#5

Time to grow your own? I didn't do very well this year but maybe when it warms up I'll really go for it this time around.

#6

I'm thinking of growing my own veges next year.

#7

I didn't even think that eating healthy and cheap options could be used in the same sentence, but looks like I was wrong on that one

#8

A lot of community centres have a community vegetable co-ops. They are usually extremely good value. The Uni Students Associations usually have one too. I grow my own vegs but to be honest, by the time I have bought compost and plants and fertaliser, etc. they are probably more expensive thatn int he shops. Lots of fun though and everything tastes better - even if it just in your head.

#9

Just noticed that there is a fruit n veg box ( delivered) on grab one today - you get 2kg Oranges 3kg Red Apples (growers choice) 2kg Granny Smith Apples 1kg Kiwifruit 3kg Potatoes 1x Cauliflower 1x Cabbage 1kg Carrots 1x Pumpkin and a really nice touch - 1x bunch of fresh daffodils! For $43. Not bad...! Im sticking with foodbox, as Im happy with them but for someone wanting to try a veg box as a cheaper way to eat more healthily, a good deal. Plus I noticed a lot of comments on the smoothie articles - lots of smoothie ingredients here too!

#10

yer ive been looking at the food box idea thing... bnut im just not quite convinced.. think id end up with stuff we wouldnt eat... but maybe i should just do it once and try it out...

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