Nutrition

The farmer’s market – it is alive and well!

Besides being a great family outing, you might find that buying directly from the farmer gives you the opportunity to buy produce at cost price and at an optimal quality.

Let the seasons guide you

The reality is that these type of out-of-season, imported produce will cost you. Buying what is naturally available is not only good for your pocket, but also for the environment as a bonus.

Buy in bulk where possible

Although it might not always be the case, it is sometimes worth your while to buy non-perishable items that you use on a regular basis in bulk on a special.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Carla Gerryts, RD(SA) for ADSA

One of the mottos I try to live my life by is “Do what you can, when you can, with what you have.” When the conversation turns to healthy eating and you are thinking about ways to improve your eating habits and lifestyle, most certainly budget and financial constrains can feel like an unmovable stumbling block in achieving your goal. By creating an effective strategy to stretch your food budget and by doing what you can, when you can, with what you have, you might be surprised to find that you can do a lot, with very little!

Carla Gerryts, RD(SA) for ADSA

“Having more plant-based meals is a great way to not only stay within budget, but to naturally consume more vegetables and fibre. Legumes such as beans, peas and lentils are great additives to increase the protein content of a dish.”

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Tips for making your grocery budget go further!

Carla Gerryts, RD(SA) for ADSA
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Fail to plan, plan to fail

A particularly good place to start is with a shopping list. Buy only what is on the list!

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You go to the shops hungry? I too like to live dangerously…

This is one sure-fire way to buy stuff that you do not need.

Try to go to the shops less often

Plan to stock up on non-perishables once a month and once a week for fresh ingredients and produce if possible.

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A special is only a special if you need the item that is on special

Two packets of bananas for the price of one? Sounds great, but do you need both packets?

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