Eating Healthy On a Budget

"I want to eat healthy, but it's so expensive". 

"I bought all organic food this week and my grocery bill doubled".

I hear the above from my friends and family ALL the time. And I get it. I really do. Eating well is expensive. High-quality food is more costly to make/ produce, and on top of that, companies take advantage of our desire to eat better and up their margin on products that are organic, non-GMO or "natural". 

I'm writing this assuming that you understand the benefits of eating organically grown, clean, natural, and minimally processed food. And I'm also assuming that you work hard for your money and don't want it to go to waste. I think of eating healthy as an investment for my future self, and by eating well I'm saving a lot of money on future healthcare bills. Because ultimately, you either pay for your health now or pay for it later.

I'm going to say that again so it really sinks in.

You either pay for your health now or pay for it later. 

That being said, it definitely doesn't hurt to implement some cost-cutting techniques so you get the most bang for your buck! I've luckily made every mistake in the book when it comes t