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One of the biggest excuses I hear when it comes to eating healthy is that it is too expensive. If you really think about it however, all the foods you are eating now, all the times you are going out to eat, and all the snacks you buy at the office add up without you even realizing how much you spend.
Buying higher quality food does cost a few more dollars but I came to the realization that I would rather spend the extra few dollars now, than have to spend dearly on my health in the future.
If you cut down eating out, expensive snacks, and stick with the healthy foods you buy yourself for the week, you will be surprised at just how cheap eating healthy really is. That being said, lets take a look at three incredible fat burning foods that will not put a huge damper on the wallet:
Eggs are something that I eat nearly every single morning.
If you stick with the high quality eggs (free range and 100% vegetarian fed), you will spend anywhere from 3-5 dollars a dozen. The benefits of getting these eggs over the typical caged, grain fed eggs are far worth the investment.
Great places too find high quality eggs are at Trader Joe’s, Farmers Markets, Target (of all places), and most grocery stores will carry at least one kind. Again the prices will range anywhere from 3-5 dollars but the investment is worth it.
I encourage you to look around to find some high quality eggs that fit your budget. It is worth the extra dollar or two to get good eggs.
I will admit, vegetables can get expensive. With the amount you should be eating the price can really add up. That being said, do not be afraid to buy frozen veggies. I still find myself buying frozen vegetables and my freezer is constantly stocked up with them because of how convenient and cheap they are.
A great spot to find some great frozen vegetables is at Target where you can get a good size bag of spinach for around $1.50 and a big bag of broccoli for $2.00! They also have some other great options to choose from so be sure to check them out.
You can find great frozen veggies at any grocery store so take a look next time you are there. My favorites to buy are spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and some different vegetable mixes that Target sells. My freezer is constantly stocked with frozen vegetables so I am never worried about running out.
Grass Fed Ground Beef
This may seem expensive at first, as I too avoided buying it in the beginning. But again the benefits far outweigh the few dollars you will save on traditional ground beef.
Grass Fed ground beef tends to cost anywhere from $5-8 per pound depending on the store and the kind you purchase.
Spend the extra few dollars as you are buying much better quality, and meat that is much better for you. Once you give grass fed a try, you will not want to go back to the regular ground beef, it is that good!
Plus it has much better fat burning and lean muscle building properties than regular grain fed meats sold at the grocery stores.
To wrap things up I want to reiterate something that I said earlier: Wouldn’t you much rather spend the few extra dollars now and buy high quality foods, than pay a ton later to help restore your health? The answer should be pretty clear.
Take a look at your current food budget right now and I guarantee you can find some places where you can cut out one or two things in order to spend an extra few dollars at the grocery store on incredibly healthy and high quality foods.
There are plenty of healthy foods out there that you can get for very cheap. All you have to do is look around and find them!
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