10 Smart Ways to Eat Healthy on a Super Tight Budget

There’s a common misconception that eating healthy food has to be expensive. It doesn’t. Avoid spending your entire paycheck at Whole Foods and try out these tricks to eat healthy foods for less instead.


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Go for frozen vegetables

Fresh vegetables can be expensive, but frozen vegetables can actually give you more bang for your buck. Not only are they cheaper, but frozen veggies contain comparable vitamins and minerals when compared to fresh veggies. “Skip frozen vegetables that include a sauce or seasoning,” says Pam Nisevich Bede, MS, RD, a dietitian for Abbott’s EAS Sports Nutrition. “Often, you’re paying extra for salt and cheaply made sauces.”

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