6 Grocery Store Swaps to Save Money on Healthy Foods
Sometimes, eating well can be tough on your wallet. Thankfully, some alternatives are available to take the financial edge off. Here are six grocery store swaps to help you save money on healthy foods.
Fresh berries can come at quite a price, especially when they're not in season. Frozen berries are just as good and last much longer. While fresh blueberries can cost between $1.50 and $4, their frozen counterparts run only about one or two dollars.
Instant oatmeal may be a great option for a fast nutritional boost in the morning, but it can cost up to $5 per serving. But quick oats are a more economical option. Plus, the breakfast alternative lacks the extra sugar and calories found in instant oatmeal.
Vegetable chips are a great way to snack without regretting it later, but there's a homemade alternative. Instead whip up some kale chips. Just spray the cabbage leaf with cooking spray, season with sea salt, and bake for about 15 minutes.
Fresh salmon fillets are a great source of omega-3s but can cost up to $30 per pound. Canned salmon is a solid alternative, especially for a salad. A pound of canned salmon can cost about $13.
Whey protein powder is a staple for many smoothie enthusiasts, but the ingredient may seem less appealing when it can cost up to $60 for a full tub. Tofu is a perfect substitute and blends in just as well with your morning protein boost for $28.
Lärabars are a favorite snack bar for healthy eaters, but you don't need the bar to get the ingredients. Opt to eat dried fruits and nuts instead and save the money you would've sent on the bar's packaging.
These alternatives will have you feeling better about your health and you bank account.