Eating well on a budget

One of the most common phrases I hear from my clients is: "eating healthy is so expensive!"

They're not wrong-organic, thoughtfully sourced foods can sell for 20-50% more than their conventional counterparts.

As a Holistic Health Coach, I'm all about creating sustainable lifestyle changes, and a 50% increase in the weekly grocery bill is not sustainable. So, no matter what your financial situation is, I want to leave you with a few tips on how to get the most bang for your buck when you start making better choices at the grocery store.

Always have a plan + a grocery list

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!

This might seem like a simple idea, but I can't tell you how many of my clients don't do a weekly meal plan! With the plethora of items available on Etsy/Amazon, you can make it fun by using a cute weekly meal planner (or just use an old fashioned pen/paper). Pick a day of the week (for me it's Sunday), and look at your work schedule + other obligations, and then plan out what meals you are going to make (or buy). For your busier days, you might want to plan for leftovers or to have a healthy takeout option. Do a quick sweep of your cabinets/fridge to see what you already have (or what's about to go bad) and then make a grocery list from there!