This post is sponsored by LuckyVitamin, all opinions expressed are my own.
Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend! It was a busy one here with the annual kid’s triathlon and my daughter’s birthday party. There are so many celebrations at our house in May! Next up is my birthday. I always make a goal for the upcoming year on my special day. This year I really want to focus on clean eating as well as staying on track with our family budget. For the most part, I am good about this. However, family life has been so busy lately that I have fallen off track. So, I decided to share my Tips for Clean Eating on a Budget here.
Tips for Clean Eating on a Budget
1. Weekly Meal Planning
Every Sunday morning I sit down and look at the weekly schedule for the family: hockey games, ballet, work meetings, appointments, training time, etc. Then, I come up with a meal that will fit best into the busy schedule for Monday-Friday. Some of the meals are prepped ahead and some cook all day in the crockpot. On free nights, I plan something that I can prepare after work.
2. Make a List and Stick to it!
After I get my meals planned out, I go through the refrigerator and pantry to see what I have and what I need. I like to organize my list into sections at the grocery store. That way I can use my time wisely while shopping. My categories are: Fruits & Vegetables, Meat & Seafood, Dairy, Bread & Grains, and Miscellaneous.
3. Read the Food Labels
I am a huge advocate of checking the labels for EVERYTHING! This is not only a great way to make sure I am choosing the healthiest version of something, but it is also a money saver as well. Why spend more for a certain brand when the store brand contains the exact same ingredients for less?
4. Stock Up During Sales
Healthy foods such as whole grain pasta, beans, and olive oil can be bought and stored for a long period of time. I check to see when these items are on sale and stock up on them!
5. Shop Online
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So Tell Me…
What is your favorite of these Tips for Clean Eating on a Budget? Have you shopped at LuckyVitamin? What are your favorite Clean Eating brands?
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week and don’t forget to enter this great giveaway for a LV+ 1-year membership!