You Can Eat Healthy On A Budget.
So here is the thing…. You can eat healthy on a budget. Eating healthy does not always mean that you have to have the best of everything. You can quiet easily eat healthy on a small budget. How do I know? Because I do. My two kids and I eat healthy on a budget because we have no other way. We have too.
This is how I do it. I shop and meal prep on my day off. Sunday! I use my Just Tessa Shopping List and write all the things that we need for the week. I buy for school lunches and dinners. Breakfast is easy. We either have porridge (which is cheap) or toast (mainly my son). So first off I decide what fruit we will have this week. The kids have 2-3 pieces of fruit in their school lunches each day. Now I stick to the cheaper and not so extravagant fruits. So bananas, apples (I eat an apple a day) oranges and kiwi fruits and grapes (when they are reasonably priced). Next decision to make is what snacks the kids will have for school lunches. My kids are easy because they will eat a muesli bar or a fruit and nut bar.
Main lunches are super easy to buy for as well. My son will normally always have a sandwich and a Vegemite one at that. My daughter often takes a thermos to school with either cooked rice and a tin of tuna, or cooked pasta with a tomato base sauce, or home made potato salad. All of which I make on Sunday and store in the fridge ready to go for the week. It works really easily if you are prepared and organised.
Dinners in our house are very simple. I make and prepare meals with meat, vegetable, rice, pasta and potatoes. I use the slow cooker to make curries, stews and pasta sauces. The slow cooker is perfect for me, I have limited time to spend in the kitchen because the kids and I arrive home late weeknights due to work and sporting commitments. So having meals prepared and ready to be able to heat and eat. Fast, efficient and healthy. Works for me and my kids.