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Super healthy eating on a budget- sharing ideas and thoughts

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Maugrim Sun 28-May-17 10:20:06

I've always wanted to try some of the healthy foods/super foods that are often in articles etc. However the price to achieve this has always been astronomical!

So I set myself a bit of a challenge to see what I could do with a limited budget. Here are some of my findings 😜

- nutri bullet dupe, £12 from Home Bargains. Filled with frozen fruit from LIDL at £1 a box, mixed with supermarket brand plain yogurt and water for a smoothie

- coconut oil and matcha tea bought from approved foods for 1/4 of price in Holland and Barrett

- easy homemade soup- for example carrots, onions and coriander with some veg stock

Anyone else any tips or ideas?

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 28-May-17 14:47:59

Eat fruit and veg grown in the uk that is in season. Tastes great and the price is low due to lack of air miles.
Chopped tomatoes, beans and pulses are often cheaper in the international aisle in supermarkets than the ones in the regular aisles.
Make as much from scratch as possible, things like houmous, falafel, marinated chicken breasts, grain salads etc are loads cheaper if you do them yourself (although can be dependent on have a well stocked store cupboard and spice rack).
Buy living herbs (in the little pots)

specialsubject Sun 28-May-17 14:56:55

Matcha tea is babble. Use it if you like the taste.

A large amount of mushed up fruit is a lot of sugar. Smoothies are a grwat way to get fat. Home made not as bad as the commercial ones but - use your teeth and eat slowly!

Currently the fresh veg hungry gap but tomatoes and salad leaves are coming in. Not too late to grow your own leaves.

Blondie1984 Mon 29-May-17 00:39:03

Instead of chia seeds buy linseeds (also called flaxseeds) - they have the same nutritional benefits and are cheaper

Oily fish tinned in water (e.g. sardines, mackerel) are cheaper than salmon and just as good for you

If you want to try some of the "superfoods" then Aldi now sell things like maca, spirulina, cacao powder but you really don't need to eat these foods - you can get everything you need to be healthy from "normal" foods

Kokusai Mon 29-May-17 11:12:06

#1 - don't buy anything from H&B. It's fucking expensive.

#2 - eat a mainly plant based diet with whole grains, protein and lots of veg and some fruit.

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