In the last few weeks, I have been helping some of clients who have a limited food budget to establish healthy eating habits. People keep telling me healthy eating is expensive and they don't have time to cook from scratch. So I think I will share some of those tips here.
#Tip 1 Legumes are your best friend.
Learn to cook with all types of legumes, whether it is black beans, red kidney beans or chickpeas. They are available either canned, dried and some are even ready-to-serve. See my blog here. They can be used either in place of mined meat completely, as in lasagna, or in spaghetti bolognese, or partially replace some of the meat. Top quality minced meat can be quite expensive but it goes a long with if these minced meat is 'expanded' by adding black beans.
#Tip 2 Use frozen vegetables and fruit.
By using frozen vegetables, you only take out what you need and there is no wastage, as you would in fresh vegetables. Who can relate to that last bit of limpy broccoli or that dried-up carrot...