So time and time again I have heard “I can nor afford to eat healthy. ”
I took that as a challenge and the challenge was excepted! I am going to PROVE you can buy healthy foods and not break the bank.
I went to our most costly grocery store in our area and shopped, just for you spending $59.13 of my budget and spent it just in healthy foods.
Here is the list. ( not all is shown in the video below, my fualt , sorry)
Apple Cranberry Juice
2 1/2 gal Whole milk
2 blocks of cheese 🧀
1 16 slice american slice cheese 🧀
1 16 ozCottage cheese
2 cans of green beans
Can of mixed vegetables
Can of Black beans
Can of Kidney Beans
4 bags multi grain and whole grain bagels
1 head of Lettuce
1 bag Cole slaw
1 jar Cole slaw dressing
10 ears of corn on the cob 🌽
2 lb Grapes 🍇
3lb Apples 🍎
2.54 lb of Bananas 🍌
3lbs of cherries 🍒
2 lb ( 2) Big Beef Tomatoes 🍅
2 fresh baked Italian loaf bread 🍞
Natural polish sausage
2 6pack all natural drum sticks
2 pachages of cured diced ham
2 bags of frozen broccoli
So I am all about being 100% honest
when I said in the video I spent a little more because I have a family of 3..and shopped for 3-4 weeks… Here is what I meant.
I bought the quick junk food- 6 frozen 🍕Pizza , 2 banquet meals, 4 snack boxes ofpizza rolls, and waffles…for our days I know we will not be getting home + diapers, allergie pills, paper plates.
Making my total grocery bill
Why? Because… honestly …I do not feel like heating up my house to meal prep 😂
I’ll save that for the 20° below freezing temperatures , not the OMG it’s 82° 🔥 in the UP of Michigan days.
Anyways my tips are
1. Keep inventory of your kitchen
2. Make your grocery list according to the adds
3. Use coupons, savings cards, and apps that will help ger your money back.
4. Keep a well stocked pantry with staples
5. Pre cook meats and break them up into meals, cutting and sectioning them
6. Remember less is more, but fill your plate with mostly vegetables.
Know your portion sizes for meats, produce, and dairy.
Have a great week all,