A healthy diet is a diet that is sustainable, that provides nutrients for the body, and that maintains a healthy body weight with normal bodily functions.
Everybody wants a healthy diet, because seriously, who wants to die of malnutrition, obesity and other food-related ailments?
A healthy diet is normally thought of as "expensive" or "more costly" than an unhealthy diet. Well, that may be true, but I am going to show you that it is definitely possible to eat healthy for cheap.
Checking Out Websites and Ads for Promotions and Coupons
You can find deals and promotions on a weekly basis. Sometimes, the old weekly ad will still be available and valid while the new weekly aid is posted; then, you can get double the discounts.
Creating a Shopping List
A shopping list can potentially keep you from impulse buys, which may add to your grocery bill.
Planning the Shopping Route
It is much more effective to plan your own shopping route ahead of time. Then, you can go to all your grocery store locations in a time-effective manner.
Emergency Food Supply
During an emergency of any sort, you should have an emergency food supply at home. That way, you don't get trapped at the store with a bazillion people waiting at the check-out line in the middle of a pandemic. Your emergency food supply should be shelf-stable, such as white rice (which can last up to 5 years in the pantry), wheat flour (to make breads and noodles), oats (to make oatmeal porridge), canned/dried/frozen fruits and vegetables, tofu and other Asian soy products, dried nuts and seeds (great for snacking and cooking), and canned/dried meat. If you can't afford all of that stuff, then you should at least buy a big sack of white rice and eat watery rice porridge every day as a low-calorie famine food.