How to Eat Healthy (Without Breaking the Bank)

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This week, we had an opportunity to chat with Erin Chase from, Mandy Curry, Co-Founder Healthy Kids, Inc., Nicole Cherie Jones – contributor and former Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine editor, Whitney Lauritsen – Author and Founder of Eco-Vegan Gal, Claire Murdough – Writer and Podcaster at ReadyForZero, and Rod Griffin – Director of Public Education at Experian. This chat was hosted by Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

Questions we discussed:

  • Q1: How do you decide on what foods you’ll buy at the market? Do you plan meals first?
  • Q2: What are expensive mistakes when buying healthy foods?
  • Q3: What do you buy in bulk? Anything you stock up on when there are deals?
  • Q4: What are some great-tasting healthy foods that won’t drain your account?
  • Q5: Where do you find great recipes and meal ideas? Favorite shows/websites/apps/books?
  • Q6: What are some healthy snacks (that even kids will enjoy)?
  • Q7: When eating out, what healthy options are available at restaurants? Any fast food recommendations?
  • Q8: What foods are worth buying (even if they cost more)? Thoughts on organic?
  • Q9: Any final tips to help you save money while shopping for healthy foods?



Tweetable Tips:

Challenge yourself to spend 20% less this week than you did last week on groceries. – @5DollarDinners

FRUGAL TIP: Plan out your meals and grocery list. Stick to your list. – @MoreThanWheels

FRUGAL TIP: Get to know your local farmers. They often have better deals for repeat customers. – @HomeSickAk7

Invest in a crock-pot. Then you can make staple foods that last even longer by making big meals. – @Magnify_Money

Buy local and hit up farmer’s markets! – @TheWalletDiet

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