I hear 2 excuses often about eating healthy. Do you ever hear “I can’t eat healthy because it’s to expensive” or “I can’t eat healthy because I don’t have enough time”? Well I will show you why these two excuses about eating healthy are myths. Here are 2 excuses proven wrong about eating healthy.
I can’t eat healthy because it’s to expensive
Recently I have started juicing again. I quit thinking that it was to expensive. Was I ever wrong about that! It cost me more money to not eat healthy foods than it did for clean, fresh, nutrient dense foods. My secret? Planning ahead. When you plan ahead, you save money because you aren’t buying food you won’t use. For example, with juicing I ONLY bought what I NEEDED. Walking into a grocery store or farmers market we see things that look good, buy it, and then never use it. For example, I decided to juice every morning. I bought enough produce for a week and spent less than $40 for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Need I say more?
Buy from farmers markets. You get a lot more for your money buying from local farmers.
Plan your meals out. Having a plan before you shop will save you $$ and help you be prepared.
Don’t buy pre-made foods. Pre-made foods are expensive because you are paying someone else to make it for you. You can save money by preparing foods from scratch (and you will know what is in your food too).
I can’t eat healthy because I don’t have enough time
If you feel like eating healthy takes a lot of time, think again. Preparing a salad only takes minutes, juicing takes 15 minutes tops. Here are a few tips to help save time.
Prepare ahead. If you have time in the evening prepare your meals ahead of time. When i juice, i make enough for several servings. Make a large dinner and save the leftovers for lunch the next day.
Meal plan. When you plan ahead, you can determine what meals you will have time for.
Those are my thoughts on the matter. It’s amazing how much money and time you save by planning ahead. Need some inspiration? Check out my boards on pinterest at www.pinterest.com/puretraditions