Plan meals ahead to eat healthy on a budget.Setting a weekly meal plan is cost-effective, less wasteful (since you'll buy only what you need), and helps you eat more healthful and balanced meals.
After making a menu plan, go grocery shopping. But always bring a list.
Create a shopping list separated into categories (fruits and vegetables, fresh produce, carbs, proteins, frozen items, etc.)
Buy frozen and canned meals in bulk.Bulk-buying healthy food can also save money. Grains, cereals, and nuts are cheaper in bulk. You'll always have healthful, nutritious ingredients in your pantry.