One of the main concerns people have when making the switch from unhealthy to healthy food is the cost – processed food is often so much cheaper unfortunately. It’s incredibly irritating that eating healthy costs more than stuffing yourself with ready meals, but these foods are all healthy and won’t break the bank:
Eggs are one of the staples of my diet – I admit I’m a little addicted. They’re packed with protein and quick and easy to prepare – however you like them. They fill you up and help to build lean muscle.
Some Greek yoghurts are expensive, but there are a number of great brands which are affordable and taste delicious! I eat Greek yoghurt as my treats because it’s high in protein and is a great alternative to things like ice cream or whipped cream – team some with berries and you’ve got a refreshing summer treat.
Romaine lettuce is great – it can be chopped and included in a salad, or placed as the ‘bed’ for your meal, or even used as a replacement for wheat wraps when making fajita style meals. Trust me – it’s delicious as a fajita wrap!
Porridge is great because it fills you up while actually being good for you, and you can often buy a large amount of oats for a low price. Remember to look for gluten-free oats if you have coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.
Carrots are obviously an affordable addition to your evening meal, but they’re also great chopped as a snack to take with you wherever you go. They’re rich in beta carotene – an antioxidant – so they help to protect your body from free radicals.