By financen | August 12, 2013 - 7:59 pm - Posted in Personal Finance

In this economy, trying to maintain a budget is necessary. The cost of living has risen so much and it does not look as though a decline is nearing any time soon. However, we must maintain a healthy lifestyle such as with proper exercise and health eating habits. People believe that to live a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy are too expensive, especially for a family. Fortunately, there are ways around it though. Here are 4 ways to ease finances with healthy eating.

  • Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables

Of course, one of the easiest methods of saving money is to do it yourself. No matter what type of living environment you have, it’s easy to grow your own fruits and vegetables, saving you money and eating healthy at the same time. If you have a backyard, this is the easiest method as you can plant them in the ground. Carrots, potatoes, cabbage, tomatoes, all make excellent choices. Check with your neighborhood nursery about what grows best in your area. You can also grow foods in plant hangers or in a small garden box for a patio.

  • Make Your Own Snacks

Purchase a food dehydrator. Food dehydrators make excellent snacks like apple chips, raisins, dried peaches, and dried pineapples. These are much more affordable than store bought brands. You can also make your own pita or tortilla chips in the oven. This method is not only cheap, but cuts out excess grease. Simply cut tortillas or pita bread into fourths and bake in the oven. You can lightly salt them if you’d like.

  • Shop at Farmer’s Markets

If growing foods is not for you, you can still shop for fresh fruits and veggies and save money. Support your local farmers markets. It’s an extra stop from your usual grocery store, but the savings do add up.

  • Eat Home Cooked Meals

Finally, make more meals at home rather than eating out. Prepare more baked foods. These meals can be prepared ahead of time and stick them in the oven and walk away. They come out nutritious and have fewer calories from grease. You can add fresh vegetables from your garden and fresh herbs.

So as you can see, there are many options for a healthy lifestyle. Combine this with daily exercise and you are on your way to have a healthy and fit family. Eating healthy has many advantages such as lowering your risk of illnesses and disease. Also, to ensure better rates on your family’s policies for health and life term insurance, healthy eating habits must remain intact.

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