By Alex Picot-Annand and Jennifer Nickle
Organic produce, artisanal sourdough, strictly grass-fed meat: Yes, they’re ‘good’ for you… but they’re also too expensive for most people. The great news? There are foods that are both nutrient-rich and budget-friendly. In this infographic, we’ll show you five ways to eat healthy on a budget — while making your taste buds happy too.
People who struggle to consistently eat healthier often face one or more of the following common (and very legitimate) challenges:
- Zero time to cook or do meal prep.
- Deeply ingrained food habits that provide a sense of comfort and routine.
- A strong preference for french fries over steamed broccoli.
But there’s another everyday barrier to good nutrition that can be a bit trickier to negotiate: Money.
Considering all the pressures and expenses folks are dealing with, it’s understandable that eating healthy can feel financially daunting.
Unfortunately, it’s true that fresh fruits and vegetables, lean animal proteins, whole grains, and nuts and seeds will cost you more than a diet of mostly processed and fast foods.
But it is possible to eat a very healthy diet, even when money is tight.
For this infographic, we collaborated with Community Food Centres Canada to offer five effective, real-life strategies to help you put nutritious, delicious food on the table regularly, sometimes for just a few extra cents per meal.
The coolest part: Some of the changes to your routine may be surprisingly small — yet lead to really big benefits.
Don’t forget to download the printer or tablet version of this infographic. Post it on your fridge or in your pantry for easy access. (And coaches: Share these strategies with your patients/clients to show them how healthy eating can be within their reach.)