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5 smart tips for eating healthy on a tight budget

When you have a tight budget, meal planning and grocery shopping becomes challenging. When you have a tight budget and you're dedicated to eating health, it's even trickier.

1. Buy fresh produce when it's in season and freeze it: Fresh produce is always great, but it isn't always matching with your budget. Stick with buying what's currently in season and consider stocking up when you find a good deal.

2. Look for sales, and plan meals accordingly: If your grocery store offers a savings card, be sure to sign up and check to see what's on sale. Instead of shopping for groceries based on your weekly meal plan, consider planning your meals around what's on sale.

3. Plan and prep meals ahead: Whether it's veggies for the week, or tomorrow's breakfast, prepping food in advance is a step in the right direction towards eating healthfully. Also, it's a good way to make sure you're eating everything in the fridge, and minimizing waste

4. Repurpose leftovers: If you don't like eating the same meal over and over, consider remaking them into an entirely new and delicious meal.

5. Consider no-name brands: No-name brands are often exactly the same product as the brand names, but for less money. Compare the Nutrition Facts label and ingredient lists, and don't pay more for a name or branded packaging. Bulk food items are usually a good deal too.

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