6. Make your own snacks

Mid morning munchies get the better of everyone once in a while but fresh smoothies, snack packs of fruit and breakfast bars aren’t the cheapest things to buy when you need something to fill you up on the go. Try baking your own snack and treats and you could save some money while making healthier alternatives with less of the artificial stuff. Even just having some cut up carrots and cucumber on hand will mean you have some healthy snacks you can grab quickly and be eaten anywhere.

7. Plan to have leftovers

Leftovers don’t have to be the cast offs of a meal you didn’t finish, actually planning to have food left over is a good idea. Make the most of the seasonal food produce by stocking up on it to cook a bulk batch of a recipe that you can store in the freezer for another meal next week. Making a large quantity to freeze for another time also helps to minimise your own food waste and gives you healthy back up options that you can defrost in the microwave.

Next time you are debating about whether or not eating healthy is worth the extra pennies, apply our 7 tips to help you minimise the costs. If you’re still weighing it up then ask yourself if your well being is worth it? Unhealthier food might be cheaper but it will probably leave us feeling less satisfied or full despite the amount of calories consumed, so it sounds like a no-brainer to us. I love to make sure people know eating healthy is possible on any budget, so share your tips with all of us in the comments below!

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