Cheap and Easy

We’ve been talking about eating well on a budget all month, now it’s time to share our favorite way to construct a healthy, inexpensive meal. Call it the cheap and easy bowl. Constructing a healthy, happy, hearty bowl Eating a one bowl meal can be simple, satisfying, economical, nutritious and full of flavor! Choose one…

Is it too expensive to eat healthy food?

Many people with limited food budgets struggle with this question. The reality is that our food system is set up to provide the cheapest calories from processed foods. HOWEVER…. with a little planning and a some basic cooking know-how, you CAN eat well for the cost of a fast food meal. A 2013 meta-analysis (a study…

Online recipes for inexpensive eats

Check out: http://www.budgetbytes.com/ This site is stuffed with information! You will find recipes for all tastes and eating styles with price broken down to the individual ingredient. To find the healthiest recipes (which are vegetable based), check out the vegan options. Here’s an excellent example of a vegetable based meal that does not sacrifice flavor: You…

Eating on a budget

Do you sometimes feel like you can’t afford to eat well? Our fast food culture is full of inexpensive and unhealthy options but whole foods are often less expensive and will stretch your food dollars. Beans, rice and many fruits provide more calories (and health benefits) than empty calorie sodas and processed meals. Recently, Leanne…