Having a limited food budget might make you anxious, but there’s no need to panic or stock up on ramen noodles. If you plan grocery shopping and meal prepping right, you can eat healthy for less money without sacrificing your nutritional needs.
Sit down and plan meals for the week ahead. After you decide what you’re going to make, make an ingredient list. See what you already have and what you need to buy. Planning is a great way to eliminate food waste as it will help you use up all the ingredients before they go bad.
Stick to the list you made when you go grocery shopping. Never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach to avoid impulse purchases. Note that the stores will always try to make you buy something unhealthy in shiny packaging and make sure to resist that.
Whenever you can, buy produce in season and freeze for the upcoming months. That’s a lot cheaper than buying frozen fruits or vegetables when you need them.