Through the years I have often heard people say they can’t afford to eat healthy. Healthy food is so expensive.
Sure. If you buy the prepacked crap in the boxes and freezer section.
Step away from the pretty red packaging.
It’s ok. I was lured in a time or two myself.
So I spent about $80 at Aldi. I was so excited when I saw 99% of the produce was all MI homegrown and most of it was only $1! Even bags of potato! This is my produce photo. I did not spend $80 for all of this. On a counter you don’t see was a lot of other items. I wasn’t planning on buying much but when I saw how cheap it all was I re-budgeted my groceries for this month. The other counter was full of fresh meat, tuna, sardines (hey, its my low carb stuff) and cheese. I do really well at Kroger with all my discounts and coupons, but this was even better.
3 Romaine lettuce hearts, giant head of cabbage, 9 green peppers, 3 zucchini, 3 yellow squash, 3 large avocado, 1 butternut squash, 1 acorn squash, 2 bags of Yukon potato at 3lb each, 6 kiwi fruit, 1 giant bag of oranges, 2 bags of baby carrots, 1 bag of celery, 6 cucumbers, 1 big bag of radish, 2 things of blackberries, bag of fresh spinach, few pounds of banana, and eggs.
This is clean eating at its finest. Everyone who says they can’t afford to eat healthy on a budget need to think outside the box. I can’t begin to tell you how many meals I am going to get out of this.
While Aldi is not close to me at all it is near other places I tend to visit once a month. I’m going to try to incorporate Aldi shopping at least once a month into my grocery budget.
What are some of your frugal healthy eating tips?