We all know it is so important for both body and mind to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Sometimes, it’s not so easy to stay healthy because being healthy can take work. People say that eating healthy and getting the right foods is expensive, but we are here to tell you that it really doesn’t have to be. So we’re out of excuses, people – here are our top three tips to stay on the health train while living the #BrokeLife.
1. Plan Your Meals
Meal planning is becoming increasingly popular over the past few years as it is a way to plan and prepare all your meals for the upcoming days or week. Put simply, meal planning requires you to plan the meals you want to eat and you simply make a huge batch of the meals for each day, freeze or refrigerate them in Tupperware boxes and consume according to your schedule. It’s a great way to save money as you aren’t tempted to order something unhealthy or snack too much as your meal is already prepared, but of course, you can make time to treat yourself as long as you make sure it’s a healthy takeaway such as those on Deliveroo. Meal planning is also a great way to save money instead of eating out, plus you can take them anywhere. There are lots of sites and apps such as Mealine which can take all of the pain out of making a meal plan, so there’s no excuse not to get started!
2. Shop Locally
By sticking to your local greengrocers and farmers markets, not only are you supporting local businesses, but you’re saving money and what you’re getting is likely to be a lot healthier. Produce that is sold locally is much more likely to be fresher and therefore tastier and they are less likely to have less nasty stuff like pesticides and preservatives in them. You’re putting the money you spend on local groceries back into the community instead of into a supermarket chain, plus you can ask the farmer or greengrocer exactly where the produce is from and find out just how fresh it is.
3. Grow From Home
What better way to save money and have a great impact on the environment than growing your own fruit and vegetables? There are so many great benefits; you know exactly what is going into your food, you know exactly how fresh it is, it tastes way better and the sense of satisfaction of growing and eating your very own goods cannot be matched. It is super easy to grow goodies such as salad, peas, tomatoes, strawberries, potatoes and so much more. Once you invest in the initial equipment and seeds and waited for them to grow then you’re good to go! You’ll be saving a fortune and eating only the best quality foods you’ve grown yourself.
Living the #BrokeLife means being thrifty and creative when it comes to cutting corners. You don’t have to miss out on living the healthiest life and eating the best foods just because you’re on a budget. Good food doesn’t have to cost the world, so be sure to adopt some of these methods for healthy eating and you’ll be saving money for years to come.