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8 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

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It’s tough to eat healthy—let alone to ensure you’re eating nutritious foods when you’re on a tight budget. In fact, research from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that healthier food choices at your local market (i.e., fresh produce, organic cereals, and lean cuts of meat) can add an extra $550 to the average American’s annual grocery bill.

Luckily, there are eight simple shopping strategies to help you eat healthier while staying within budget…

1. Make a List…

Sure, the “best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” but not when it comes to grocery shopping on a budget. A well-planned weekly grocery list will keep you from going awry in the aisles and buying unnecessary foods. Research from the University of South Florida, shows that those with a shopping plan, save time and purchase fewer impulse items at the grocery store.

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