Eating healthy is not too expensive.
This is a huge misconception, and a lot of times it’s an excuse that people make to not eat well. Of course, there are some people who genuinely cannot afford to eat, much less eat well; I’m not talking about these situations.
For most of us, eating well is completely affordable. It just requires a bit of extra planning and effort. Each week I plan out my meals, and make my grocery list based only on the ingredients I need to make each meal that week. This saves a ton of money. Ya need a plan at the grocery store!
Another money saving tip I love is roasting a whole chicken.
One chicken is so easy to make and can be made into so many different meals. Here’s how I do it.
Buy organic chicken. My chicken was five pounds and cost $14 with tax.
Roast chicken. Roasting a chicken is incredibly easy. The time will depend on the size, but use my 5 lb chicken as an example.
Rub the chicken with butter, coconut oil or olive oil. Salt and pepper the entire thing. If you want, put vegetables in the bottom of the pan. The juices and fat will be amazing mixed with the veggies.
Bake on 375 for about an hour, to an hour and 15 minutes. It is the JUICIEST chicken ever.
Throughout the week, make meals from your roast chicken. Repurpose that sucker!
Here are some meals I plan on making:
- chicken salad
- chicken with roast veggies
- chicken with pico de gallo, lettuce and a small amount of white rice
- chicken in avocado cups, with fermented mayo
- chicken taco bowl
- bone broth
- chicken lettuce wraps
- chicken or tortilla soup
- cobb salad with bacon
- two drumsticks with roast veggies and mashed potatoes
- two wings with a side salad
That’s 11 meals from my $14 chicken. That’s roughly $1.28 per meal, not including the veggies. I’ll get about 10 servings from my chicken broth, which I did not factor in. See how convenient and cheap that was?