6 Ways to Save Money Through Healthy Cooking

Jan 08

In this economic world the cost of living is very expensive. If you are looking for reducing your food expenses without sacrificing nutritious meals follow these simple steps to save your money.

Plan Meals: Make a detailed list of the shopping items. Include more fruits and vegetables into it.by this way you can not only save money but can avoid impulsive purchases. Eat before shopping. Thinking the necessary food items in advance helps you to buy all the important food stuff. Include more vegetarian food in your diet by skipping the meat.

  1. Purchase the fresh fruits and vegetables.
  2. Change your food habits by including salads or switch to olive oil for cooking.
  3. Don’t stick to the same menu. Try different foods
  4. Go through the labels to find the calories, fats, fibre and sodium
  5. Buy the protein rich food.

Meat: Animal sources like meat, poultry, fish, milk and cheese contains proteins and nutrients. But avoid eating excess meat which is rich in calories. Make it as a seasonal dish. It is an expensive food stuff compared to vegetable proteins.

  1. Meat contains proteins which are an essential factor in the body. It strengthens immune system, body muscles and produces the antibodies which help in protecting the body from infections.
  2. It is the source for iron, zinc and selenium. Iron helps in forming haemoglobin, zinc helps in tissue formation, while selenium reduces the fat levels.
  3. Vitamins A, B and D are found in meat which helps in maintaining the healthy skin.

Beans: beans are the healthy food grains that are available at cheaper rates. Add this protein packed food to your salads, soups and pasta to make it a healthy and tasty diet. Purchasing whole grains and non-perishable items from bulk bins will reduce 50% of the amount than buying the pre-packaged items.

  1. Include legumes like Black beans, chickpeas, Edamame, red kidney beans, soya nuts in your food to build  a healthy body.
  2. These legumes contain low fat and they are free from cholesterol.
  3. They contain an equal amount of carbohydrates and proteins which helps in maintaining the stable body glucose.

Prepare your own food: avoid restaurant food. You can save many dollars by preparing your own food. Don’t get addicted to preseasoned dishes. Homemade food is healthier which has fewer calories, less fat substance with no additives.

  1. Prepare your choice of food and enjoy its taste.
  2. You can add healthy food stuff and can avoid unnecessary calories.
  3. Maintain a healthy eating time. Avoid eating overnight
  4. Prepare a balanced food and maintain a healthy body.

Shop intelligently: Make a list of the healthy food stuff that is free from calories. Research on the web to find the healthiest food dishes or switch to your Smartphone applications which gives the desired information.

  1. Shop for low fat food items like cheese, cereals, pasta, mustard, salsa, herbs and spices.
  2. Purchase plenty of fruits and vegetables that contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
  3. Avoid buying processed foods.
  4. Cost of nutritious food is very expensive. If you run short of money consider taking payday advance that offer quick cash.

Prefer healthy drinks: Don’t buy beverages. Drink plenty of water, fruit juices or prepare a cup of own tea.  Some of the healthy drinks include

  1. Green tea
  2. Banana and strawberry juice
  3. Milkshake recipes


About the Author:

This guest post is contributed by Zara, financial guest blogger. At present she is focusing on ppi claims . catch her @financeport