Tips & Tricks: 5 Ways To Make Healthy Eating More Affordable

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Many people are put off from buying health foods because of the price – believe us, we get it! Healthy ingredients can be outrageously overpriced and if you’re not a savvy shopper, your food bill can rocket. But there are so many ways you can make healthy eating much more affordable. One of the best ways to reduce costs is to bulk buy your favourite ingredients online. Purchasing the products you use time and time again in larger quantities is a huge cost saver.

Check out these 5 products to make healthy eating more affordable…

1. Nut Butters

Nut butters are the ultimate health food staple and can be used in just about anything from smoothies to salad dressings. If you’re anything like us, you’ll get through a jar easily a week –  (there’s no shame in eating it by the spoonful!) The most cost effective way to buy nut butter is in 1kg tubs – it will honestly save you a small fortune compared to buying small jars. And there’s no need to worry about using it up quickly – nut butters have a really long shelf life. When opened they last 2-3 months in the cupboard or 6-9 months in the fridge, (but if your a nut-butter addict like us, we’re guessing your not too worried about using it in time!)

Here’s some examples that might be good for you:

Affordable Healthy Eating
Affordable Healthy Eating

2. Coconut Oil

9 times out of 10 when we want to make a make a healthy recipe it contains coconut oil, so it’s something we always have ready in the kitchen cupboard. Coconut oil is really versatile and used in so many sweet and savoury recipes. Buying it in 1 litre jars is a great way to save money, and it will last for asbolutely ages so there’s no need to worry about it going off. As a general guideline, when opened it’ll last around a year and a half, but the reality is if it looks good you can use it!

Here’s an example that might be good for you:

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3. Medjool Dates

They’re deliciously sweet, naturally healthy and taste like caramel – what’s not to love?! Medjool dates are one of the most popular ingredients in sugar free sweet treat recipes and are also an incredible energy boosting snack  – we adore them filled with almond butter! Stored in an airtight container in the fridge they will last for 1 year (although we bet they won’t last you that long!)

Here’s an example that might be good for you:

Affordable Heathy Eating

4. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are considered powerhouses of nutrition – they are rich in fibre, plant based protein, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and tons of vitamins and minerals. They are easily incorporated into your diet to increase the nutritional value of each meal. Try adding them to your oats, sprinkling them on salads or baking them in cakes and breads. The most cost-effective way to buy chia seeds is in 1-2kg pouches and if stored correctly, these can last up to 4 years!

Here’s an example that might be good for you:

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Chia Seed Recipes We Think You’ll Love:

5. Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is a superfood that we just can’t live without! Not only does it make everything taste amazing, but it’s incredibly healthy and sky high in antioxidants. Buying small packets in health food stores can really add up, but you can easily purchase 1kg pouches online at great value. Cacao powder can last up to 2 years before it will begin to loose its flavour – we recommend storing it in airtight glass jars to keep it fresher for longer.

Here’s an example that might be good for you:

Affordable Heathy Eating

Buying in Bulk

Buying in bulk really will save you money! We find the best place to do this is Amazon – there is such a huge range and the free delivery really makes a difference.

The 5 products we shared are our absolute must haves, but there are so many more products we bulk buy online to reduce our food bill and keep our kitchen well stocked :

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Peanuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Ground almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Macha powder
  • Acai Berry powder
  • Spirulina powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Turmeric powder
  • Vanilla powder
  • Blueberry powder
  • Tahini
  • Tamari
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Rice malt syrup
  • Honey

If this was helpful, you might like to take a look at our 5 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Kitchen too!

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