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WHOLE FOODS ON A BUDGET

Incorporating more ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฅฌ๐—ช๐—›๐—ข๐—Ÿ๐—˜ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ข๐——๐—ฆ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿง… doesn't have to break the BANK! ๐Ÿ’ธCheck out these tips from Coach Jessica/JT for saving money while prioritizing more nutrient dense foods.


๐Ÿซ‘Shop at "discount" stores like ๐Ÿ…ฐ๐Ÿ…ป๐Ÿ…ณ๐Ÿ…ธ or choose "off" brands (they are usually made by the "on" brands anyways!) + shopping sales can save big bucks! My go to is Aldi then I hit up Costco, Cermak or Marianos for the items I can't get at Aldi.


๐Ÿ“แดแด€แด‹แด‡ แด€ สŸษช๊œฑแด›, plan what you'd like to have for meals + snacks + stick to the list to reduce food waste + overall expense.


โฑ๐— ๐—”๐—ž๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—œ๐— ๐—˜ so you can prepare a couple foods each week vs purchasing ALL prepared foods which tend to be much more expensive. Start with 1 meal a week!


๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿฅซ๐Ÿฅซ Sฬฒhฬฒoฬฒpฬฒ ฬฒiฬฒnฬฒ ฬฒBฬฒUฬฒLฬฒKฬฒ- Seriously even when I was one person, Costco still made sense for a lot of things. Many items can be frozen for use later like marinating a fam pack of chicken or tofu in separate freezer bags.


๐Ÿ‘€ ๊œฑแด›ษชแด„แด‹ แด›แด แด›สœแด‡ แด˜แด‡ส€ษชแดแด‡แด›แด‡ส€ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑแด›แดส€แด‡ + แด€แด แดษชแด… แด›สœแด‡ แด€ษช๊œฑสŸแด‡๊œฑ. If you do need to grab things in the aisles ๐Ÿ„ป๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ„บ ๐Ÿ…„๐Ÿ„ฟ + ๐Ÿ„ณ๐Ÿ„พ๐Ÿ…†๐Ÿ„ฝ since companies pay stores to put their stuff at eye level.


๐Ÿ›’ษขส€ึ…ฦˆษ›ส€ส ษ–ษ›สŸษจส‹ษ›ส€ส - A lot of services now offer ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†. And consider your time. How much is your time worth to just have your groceries show up on your doorstep?


๐Ÿฅซ๐š‚๐šƒ๐™พ๐™ฒ๐™บ ๐šˆ๐™พ๐š„๐š ๐™ฟ๐™ฐ๐™ฝ๐šƒ๐š๐šˆ + shop that first. Keeping your pantry + freezer well stocked means lots of meal options in a pinch.


๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŒพHit up your local ๐™๐˜ผ๐™๐™ˆ๐™€๐™'๐™Ž ๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™๐™†๐™€๐™/๐™€๐˜ผ๐™ ๐™จ๐™š๐™–๐™จ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ฎ - even during the winter months many are still going strong depending on where you live. Join a local CSA (community supported agriculture) by visiting localharvest.org!

๐Ÿฅ”แด›สœแด‡ แดแด๊œฑแด› แด„แด๊œฑแด› แด‡๊œฐ๊œฐแด‡แด„แด›ษชแด แด‡ ๊œฐแดแดแด…๊œฑ are things like dried beans + grains, canned fish, frozen veggies + fruits, plant based proteins (tofu, tempeh, beans/lentils) or less popular cuts of meat like bone-in and organ meats.


๐Ÿฅ•๐”พ๐•ฃ๐• ๐•จ ๐•’ ๐•˜๐•’๐•ฃ๐••๐•–๐•Ÿ - don't have a lot of space? Lots of veggies + herbs can be grown in pots + even indoors!

๐ŸฟWatch that ๏ผฃ๏ผฏ๏ผณ๏ผด ๏ผฐ๏ผฅ๏ผฒ ๏ผต๏ผฎ๏ผฉ๏ผด price. If your protein powder is breaking the bank, are you willing to spend a little extra time preparing whole food based protein instead?


๐Ÿ’ปLearn new ways to แด˜ส€แด‡๊œฑแด‡ส€แด แด‡ ๊œฐแดแดแด…๊œฑ like freezing different things or even how to pickle, ferment, smoke, cure things! Fun kitchen projects! Learn which foods will last longer + which are more perishable + use those things up first each week.


๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—” ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—จ๐—จ๐—  - You don't have to prepare all your meals at home all the time, just add in even 1 home cooked meal each week, you'll be starting to save some bucks!





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