Healthy Eating on a Budget

Nutritious food doesn’t have to cost more. With a little work, you can fill your plate and still have cash left in your wallet.

By Jane Schwartz Harrison, RD, Contributing Writer

Are high food prices keeping you from improving your diet? Don’t write off all those good foods! You can have a healthy diet on a reasonable budget. Here are some tips to stretch your dollar:

Buy in bulk

Cook and store in bulk

Manage the meat

Be season-savvy

Go generic

Convenience counts

Plan ahead

Don't go to the store hungry

Limit junk food

All this extra planning, shopping and portioning can take time. But you can feel good knowing it’s time well spent. You’re filling your body with good food and not draining your wallet.

Emily A. King contributed to this report.