Eating Well for Less
At a time when so many of us are living on a reduced budget, finding food that is both wholesome and affordable can be a challenge. However, rising prices don’t have to be a barrier to a healthier lifestyle, and there are plenty of ways to eat well while keeping costs low.
The more you focus on preparing meals at home and reducing waste, the healthier and tastier your diet will be, the better you’ll feel, and the more money you’ll save.
We’ve put together a list of tips and advice to help your money go further while still enjoying tasty, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy.
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- Planning is key – We have plenty of recipes to help you plan your weekly meals and you can use these to write a shopping list which will help you avoid impulse buying and keep you focused on the items you really need. Click here to find your new favourite meal!
- Try out supermarket own brands - Most of us have our go-to brands for certain items that we’re convinced taste better than the cheaper alternatives on offer, however a recent study found that consumers could save £70 a year on baked beans alone when switching from branded to the supermarket’s own version! Make the switch to own brand and see how much you can save.
- Buy in bulk - Buying in bulk is a great tip, when you see offers for items that are non-perishable. For example, if you saw kidney beans on offer, and this is something you eat regularly, it is worth buying these in bulk. Think about what essential foods you need in your cupboard and download our handy meal planner to help you plan while maintaining a good balance.
- Batch cooking is a great way to make sure that when you’re hungry and pushed for time, you’ll have a healthy, balanced meal, ready to eat in your fridge or freezer. This will stop you reaching for more expensive and often less nutritious convenience food or takeaways. Buying ingredients in larger quantities will also bring down the cost of each portion and save you money in the long run.
Our handy Best-You app is full of healthy recipes, tips & tricks to keep you on track – whatever your budget - that can support you to break old habits and make newer, healthier ones.
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