The Top 3 Ways To Save Money While Eating Healthily


Eating healthy can be expensive- if you let it. Here are the top 3 ways that I save money while eating healthily with my family of 6.

Eating healthy can be expensive- if you let it. Here are the top 3 ways that I save money while eating healthily with my family of 6.

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Money-Saving Apps

There are tons of money-saving apps out there. The two that I use most often are Ibotta and Rakuten, formerly known as eBates. Ibotta offers cash back at stores, or for online shopping. You browse the app, add the offers that you want, shop, and then upload a picture of your receipt. It’s easy, and the cashback adds up quickly. Rakuten is another easy way to earn cashback for shopping. I have the browser extension installed on my computer. When I go to any website that offers cashback, a popup appears asking me if I want to activate the cashback for that shopping trip. If I click “yes” it reloads the website with the cashback activated, and I earn money.

Money-Saving Websites

There are a ton of websites that can help you save money when you shop. I buy a lot of dry goods on Amazon. The free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime members really helps. Plus, if you are receiving any type of government assistance, you can get a discounted membership, which still includes all of the benefits. Another great website for saving money on groceries is Thrive Market. Now, Thrive Market is a membership site, but they do offer free memberships for low-income families and current students, teachers, veterans, and first responders. You can apply here; just scroll down towards the bottom of the page.  Thrive allows you to shop by diet, as well, which makes it so easy to find paleo-friendly products. You do need to know your prices though. Just because it’s on there doesn’t mean it’s the best possible price, but shopping online is a fantastic way to save money while eating healthily.

Plus, you can earn cashback shopping on both of these websites with Rakuten.

The # 1 Way We Save Money On Eating Healthily

Eating healthy can be expensive- if you let it. Here are the top 3 ways that I save money while eating healthily with my family of 6.

Start with a salad. I know what you’re thinking, produce is expensive, but starting our dinners with a salad has helped us save money each week on our grocery bill. The main reason for this is because it allows us to use less meat in each meal. Meat is expensive, and using less really helps us save. Plus, there are ways to save money on fresh produce. We use farmer’s markets, Aldi, and we buy in bulk. Plus, in some states, certain stores or farmer’s markets will double your produce dollars if you are using programs like WIC or food stamps. We also have a container garden outside where we grow cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, and green beans. I make my own salad dressings and usually offer a few choices so that the kids don’t get bored. Primal Palate has tons of recipes here.

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So, I’m going to sit on my backside on the couch and enjoy a slice while those little monsters clean their room. 😉And I don’t feel the least bit of guilt about it.
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  • I stole this little gem from @belleandbell. In case someone else needs to read it. 😉
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  • “I want to be strong like my mom.” That’s what my oldest told her gymnastics coach on the first day of lessons. Working out is as much for them as it for me. It makes me stronger, healthier, more patient, more energetic. It sets the right example for them. They see what a body is capable of. They see that women are strong. They see what hard work looks like. Yes, I do it for me, but I do it for them, too, and apparently, they are getting it. 🏋🏼‍♀️🤸‍♂️
  • I wanted salad for dinner tonight, so I made salmon burgers, topped with a mango salsa. I had mine on a pile of arugula and spinach and the rest of the family had theirs on buns. 😉Win-win
  • Woo-hoo!
  • Props to all of those ladies that can workout and still look cute. I am not one of them. 😂🤣Also, @erinoprea might be trying to kill me with her do anywhere workouts. 😂🤣😂🤣You should give them a try.
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