So, you really want to be healthy, you love to cook, and you value organic, non-GMO, local food....but, how can you possibly afford it on a budget?! Just because your monetarily challenged doesn't mean you have to shop in the canned food isles and eat fast food.
Focus On The Clean 15
So, if buying all organic fruits and vegetables is simply too expensive than just avoid the dirty dozen and focus on buying the clean 15 as safer non-organic choices.
Can't live without organic? Go to your local farmers market at the end of the day for better deals!
Increase Your Beans
Garbanzo beans are an excellent fiber source and also rich in phytonutrients like the flavoniods quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin. $.30 for a 1/2 cup serving.
Lentil beans are packed with B vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. A typical 16-oz bag goes for $1.29 which is about 13 servings!
Buy Grains In Bulk
Quinoa (well, actually a seed) is rich in high quality protein, loaded with amino acids like lysine and isoleucine, while also providing phytonutrients like ferulic, coumaric, hydroxybenzoic, and vanillic acid. On average quinoa costs about $3-4 per pound!
Invest In a Water Bottle
Don't waste your time (or money) with sugary drinks! Replenish your body with the most natural source of hydration... Water!