Ep 116: Eating Healthy On A Budget: 5 Meals for Under $1.99

Dec 24, 2015

Eating healthy on a budget is absolutely possible. In fact, what I want to demonstrate in today’s episode is that you can actually save a lot of money by eating clean, eating for fat loss and focusing on whole foods.

Can it be more expensive to eat healthy? Yes. 

Can it be more expensive to not eat healthy? Yes.

You can do it either way. The choice is yours. But eating healthy on a budget is 100% possible.

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Eating Healthy On A Budget

I’ve talked before about details like how to save money on proteins and when it’s important to buy organic and what items you can save money on by going conventional. You can check out that episode here.

In today’s episode, however, we’re talking about the specifics about how you can eat very inexpensively while focusing on fat loss friendly & whole foods.

I have 6 specific recipes you can make for less than 1.99! But before that, let’s establish some basics.

  • Complex recipes are going to cost far more than simple meals
  • Eating for fat loss does not have to include exotic recipes, a million spices or special cooking oils
  • Identify your favorite fat loss foods & keep it simple
  • It kinda goes without saying that you’re going to spend far more if you shop at luxury grocers like Whole Foods. While that is lovely, it is not necessary
  • You don’t have to opt for the most expensive fruits and veggies. Berries cost more than apples, most of the time. Brussels sprouts cost more than cabbage. Choose wisely and emphasize inexpensive staples.

Bacon & Egg Sweet Potato Cups: $1.04 per person

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Salmon Cakes & Mashed Cauliflower: $1.87 per person

Bacon, Egg & Veggie Breakfast Bowl: $1.93 per person

Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey: $1.77 per person

Quarter Pound Turkey Burger with Bacon & Avocado: $1.31 per person

BONUS (This one is just over $2.00)
Baked Marinara Chicken Thighs with Brussels Sprouts: $2.12 per person


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