This Website Helps You Eat Healthfully for $5 a Day

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Anyone who has switched from eating cheap, processed junk food to more healthful fare knows that a better diet can be a pain in the wallet.

Healthful foods are often more expensive. But one website — Budget Meal Planner — promises to help you eat healthfully for just $5 a day.

Each week, Budget Meal Planner highlights new recipes built around a common theme, such as Tex-Mex, bell peppers or Caribbean recipes. Free meal plans are available every Friday once you join the site.

The site features recipes broken down into three categories:

  • All recipes
  • Budget
  • Vegetarian

Similarly, the site highlights meal plans that you can use to create more healthful eating patterns. They include:

  • Budget
  • Keto
  • Vegetarian

Cutting your food costs

There are plenty of other ways to eat more healthfully on a budget.

For example, a dish of rolled oats provides cheap and nutritious breakfast fare. And it’s probably a lot less time-consuming to make than you think. As we reported in “10 Food Staples That Are Easy and Cheap to Make Yourself“:

“Overnight oats are ridiculously simple to make: Put twice as much liquid as oats into a jar in the fridge before you go to bed. In the morning, it’s ready to eat right then or as a grab-and-go item.”

Another way to save money on fresh, healthful fare is to make sure you don’t let good food go to waste.

Amazon sells some great products that can extend the life of your groceries. For more, check out “9 Amazon Buys Under $20 That Keep Foods Fresh Longer.”

Finally, read up on more tips and tricks for cutting your food costs in “25 Ways to Spend Less on Food.”

Do you have more tips for eating healthfully on a budget? Share them in comments below or on our Facebook page.

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