Everyday, we are faced with new evidence of how our eating habits are affecting our health. There are so many commercial sources with various diet program and system that promise increased health, but surprisingly, dietary change is still a new concept to a lot of the population. People use the logic that it is too expensive to eat more vegetables and fruits. They believe they can’t afford to eat healthy, but that is false. Eating healthy is more affordable.
This blog is devoted to sharing money saving tips, so that everyone can achieve their maximum health, without breaking the bank.
Organization and Planning
When beginning a new lifestyle, a good way to start is by cleaning everything out and starting with a fresh canvas. Remove everything from the pantry or cabinets. Wipe down the surfaces and let them dry. Look over any old items discard anything you will no longer be using.
Now it’s time to organize the items that you have kept and return them to the pantry. Make a list of new dry foods you would like to add to your menu. Once you stock up, keep an inventory of your new items. It will make it simple to plan meals around what you have in the house.
This is just one of many helpful money savings tips, continue reading to find out which items offer the best savings.
Money Saving Tips
Buy Bulk Items
Buying from stores that offer bulk items is a great money saving tip. I like to purchase a few pounds of various dry beans, lentils, rice, quinoa, hemp, chai, nutritional yeast, barley to name a few from the bulk sections.
It is also possible to find some great deals online for bulk items. You can try Ebay or Amazon. Try searching for products like ‘bulk raw cashews’ for example, use discount online stores like Vitacost. The savings you can find for virgin coconut oil in bulk makes it more affordable.
Once you have an inventory of the items, keep up your stock and buy more when you see it on sale.
Frozen Vegetables and Fruits
Throughout the seasons be on the look for money savings on fresh vegetables and fruit. Buy it from your local growers and farmer’s markets. Talk to the grower and ask if they would negotiate a better price if you purchase a bulk supply.
Freeze what you aren’t going to eat right away. The money saving tips on this page can make being a vegan a lot easier on the wallet. Check these guidelines on freezing and storing fresh vegetables and fruits for best results on getting the most out of your fresh produce.
|Food||Freeze it?||Blanch it?|
|Peppers||Yes, diced or sliced||No|
|Celery||Yes, diced or in chunks||No|
|Blueberries, Raspberries||Yes, don’t overly wash or dry||No|
|Zucchini||Yes, shredded or diced||No|
|Any fully cooked veggie||Yes||No|
|Lettuce, Greens||Cooking, smoothies||No|
|Avocado||Possible, tightly sealed||No|
|Apples||Yes, sliced for baking||No|
|Peaches||Yes, sliced in juices||No|
*Strawberries can be frozen 3 ways:
You can slice and let them sweetened in their juices, freeze them whole on a wax papered cookie sheet, or sliced and left to freeze on a flat surface.
Once you have things stocked up. You can just replenish your supplies when the items are on sale to take advantage of these money saving tips.
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