Monday, May 13, 2013

Eat Healthy For Cheap!

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There is a myth that you have to have money to eat healthy.  Because fresh cost $$ and Romen noodles and mac and cheese are so cheap, right?


Let's dissect this a little further.

Romen cost $.64 a package and does not go terribly far.  Mac and cheese is usually about $1 on sale unless you buy store brands then you can get for $.74.  Cheap right?

Do you know what's cheaper? and far better for you....

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 Eggs!  I buy eggs in a package of 30 and that comes out to be $.08 per egg!!!  Then if you buy them in bulk they get even cheaper.

Next, oatmeal.   So delicious (when you cook it right), so healthy, and yes so cheap.  I'm not talking about instant oatmeal packets, those are not healthy.  Yes that's right not healthy.  They're packed with sugar and perverseness, stay away from those.  The good stuff is (in order healthiest to least): oat groats, steel cut oats, and old fashioned rolled oat.  These will run you about $.13 a serving. And worthy to note here one serving of well-made oatmeal will nearly fill you up.

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 Eat an egg, a bowl of oatmeal and a glass of milk (about $.10 a serving) and you got yourself a very filling, healthy, and perfectly economical meal.

I hope this lets you start thinking outside the box on your bank and eating healthy.  There is so much you can do for health on a budget.  I'll share more with you in the future for now here's to healthy eating!

Jamie's Berry Oatmeal
1c. water
1/2c. oats
1 TB honey
1c. frozen blueberries
1 tsp. cinnamon

Put all ingredients in a pot and boil for 3-5 minutes

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