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11 Brilliant Tips For Eating Healthy On A Budget

Being healthy and saving money — they aren’t mutually exclusive. And neither are car insurance and saving money. GEICO knows. It's what they do.

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3. Leftover vegetable scraps? You can regrow some of them!

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Some vegetables only require you to stick their roots in a jar of water. See these scallions here!

Other vegetables that are easy to regrow: basil, celery, and lettuce.

7. Buying a whole chicken is more cost effective than buying individual wings, thighs, etc.

And with that whole chicken, you can make stock from scratch! Homemade chicken stock often has less cholesterol and sodium than store brands. And if you made too much broth? Easy. Freeze the extra into ice cube trays for simple portions.

9. Plan your meals in advance! Apps are super helpful for that.

You’ll save so much money at the grocery store if you plan ahead.

Pepperplate helps you manage recipes, plan meals, and make shoppings lists.

10. Bookmark your favorite blogs and recipes for healthy, affordable meals.

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Two great places for budget-friendly recipes are Cheap Recipe Blog — whose motto is "Cooking cheaply, eating well" — and Budget Bytes, which details exactly how much each recipe and serving costs.

11. And do not underestimate the value of drinking plain water!


That's right: water! It's essential for your health. The American Heart Association says, "Keeping the body hydrated helps the heart more easily pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles. And, it helps the muscles work efficiently." So keep on hydrating.

Start the countdown to a healthier you!

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