Consumers across the country are facing rising food prices. When it comes to grocery shopping, we want to get the most bang for our buck. Spending habits are important, but so is mindful nutrition. To help ease the impact on your wallet, try meal prepping. Here are a few tips to make healthy food choices that work within your budget.
Shop online and have all the ingredients delivered to your door. Check for discounts on meal delivery subscriptions like Chef’s Plate, FreshPrep, HelloFresh, Goodfood and Doordash.
Prep ahead of time. Dedicate one evening a week to chopping vegetables and preparing meals when you’re less busy.
Set it and forget it. Load up your slow cooker in the morning so that your meal is ready for you at the end of the day.
Make meals in bulk and freeze leftovers in single portions to eat when you don’t have the time or energy to cook.
Cook your main protein in bulk once a week (e.g. baked tofu, roasted chicken or turkey breast), to create quick and easy meals such as soup, salads, sandwiches, burritos or pasta dishes.