With the recent events happening in the world today, we have no other option but stay at home and figure out how to deal with boredom.
It’s no surprise that many people would be stress eating and consuming their quarantine snacks faster than planned.
As much as we want to stay healthy during these times, healthy food can be expensive and some people are still unsure when to receive their next paycheck.
But this is the best time to practice discipline and stay as healthy as possible. Because of that, here are simple strategies for staying healthy for the next few weeks without hurting your pockets.
Stop buying junk food
It’s a difficult choice to make, but cut out some junk food from your diet as much as possible.
These are unhealthy and some junk foods are even more expensive than real food.
You would be surprised to realize how much you are paying for chips, crackers and other junk food.
By removing junk food on your list, you can spend more on nutritious food.
Buy Frozen Produce
Some fruits and vegetables that are not in season can be expensive but frozen produce an option that is cheaper and just as nutritious.
Frozen vegetables or fruits will be great for your meals, shakes or smoothies at home.
By buying frozen, you have the advantage of consuming what you need and keeping the rest safe inside the refrigerator.
This is a great way to save money and reducing your food waste.
Buy from food delivery options
Online retailers offer healthy food for cheaper prices and deliver them to you so you won’t have to leave the house.
With advanced delivery services, you can now shop ready meals online and choose contactless delivery.
If you don’t have enough ingredients to prepare a healthy meal, there are also restaurants and small businesses that deliver affordable and healthy food.
Stress can make us crave more and result in stress eating.
As much as possible, avoid shopping too many desserts and baked items like cakes and brownies.
If you want to snack on something sweet, invest on frozen or canned fruits which you can simply return to the freezer when you had too much already.
It’s time to remove super-salty, sugary and greasy food on your snack list.
Plan your meals
Cooking at home should be cheaper than you eating at fancy restaurants or fast food.
Make a list of nutritious food to have and strictly follow it.
Plan your meals for the week or month and your grocery list should only include food and ingredients your family consumes.
Stick to your grocery list and as much as possible remove soda and powdered drinks.
Instead, replace it with milk or yogurt and have water during meals.
If you have more tips on eating healthy without spending more, let us know in the comments section of this video.