Wouldn't it be nice if food grew on trees and we didn't have to pay for it? just grab and go.
Well, since that is not possible, I want to share with you some tips and my favorite fit budget friendly picks.
- Lean ground chicken, turkey, beef
- Canned tuna
- Cottage cheese
- Brown rice
- Romaine lettuce
- Frozen fruts and vegetables
- Beans, lentils
- Peanut butter (you can even make your own at home with roasted peanuts, put in blender and patiently wait for it to turn creamy. no need to add any liquid, they will release their own fat and create that creamy texture)
- Whole grain breads and pastas
That's pretty much what I eat on a regular basis and I recommend you stick with these as well, of course there is room for variety but make this list your staple every time you go food shopping.
Plan your meals, repeating some of the same during the day will help you save prepping time and also allows you to buy in bulk, saving some money of course.
Stay away from bars, frozen prepackaged meals, you end up paying more because you are paying for the processing and packaging.
When it comes to fresh produce, buy in season, they'll be more nutritious, fresh, and of course cheaper.
Take advantage of sales, store brands and coupons.
Of course you could be eating salmon, almonds, quest bars, and fancy steak but the reality is we want to keep ourselves healthy and fit and save our pennies to enjoy a happy life!