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How to Eat Well When Money is Tight
As I write this, the country is faced with much uncertainty.
The Coronavirus is spreading. The stock market is sinking, and fear is growing. And yet, it's times like these that we should take control of what we can. It's a waste of energy to worry about the rest.
At my house, that means we'll continue to eat good healthy food, while tightening our purse strings a bit.
So here are three ways to eat well while keeping a close eye on what you spend.
1. Watch What You Waste
According to the American Chemistry Council, the average American throws out $640 worth of food every year. (That’s $3,200 in five years!)
So, simply start by paying attention to your food. First, remember that the expiration date is a suggestion, not a rule. Then, use your own judgment when deciding what’s not good anymore.
Other great ways to waste less include rotating leftovers, freezing extras, cleaning out the fridge at the end of the week, and meal planning based on WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE before buying more at the store.
2. Cook at Home More Often
Possibly the best way to eat healthy food on a budget?
Cook at home (from whole ingredients) as often as possible. This is made easiest by ... more
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