Cheap healthy recipes can be the basis of any healthy eating plan. In
today's economy, eating healthy on a budget is something many people
would like to be able to do, and eating healthy doesn't mean you have to
break your budget! Plenty of delicious meals can be made for only a couple of dollars, particularly if you know what to shop for and when to shop for it.
Look for recipes that feature fresh produce that is in season, as this is often on sale and is in its prime. If you buy produce when it is in season and in abundance, think about freezing it in small batches so you can use it later in the year. Avoid making the mistake of buying strawberries in December or oranges in June, as they will most likely have come from a hothouse and been shipped over many miles, making it less than flavorful and fresh, in addition to it being more expensive.
These cheap healthy recipes feature ingredients that are inexpensive, but still pack a lot of nutrition and flavor into every bite. Dried legumes such as peas and lentils, particularly when combined with rice, can be the basis of many a delicious stew or casserole. Because these ingredients are generally inexpensive, you can buy more of them organic, especially if you buy in bulk. Many health food stores carry things like beans, rice, flour, nuts and various other things in bulk, saving you money while allowing you to eat healthy.
Take a look at our recipes to give you some ideas on the basics of eating healthy on a budget, then adapt them to make them your own. You can add in extra ingredients you may have around the house to give each recipe some variety without having to reinvent the wheel.
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