Eating Healthy on a Budget – It Is Possible with These Simple Tips

By Nicole Cook
Registered Dietitian

I often hear about the struggles of eating healthy on a budget. However, it is possible to achieve the daily requirements for fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy and protein without breaking the bank.

Plan your weekly menu with recipes that fit around your busy schedule. Use your day off as prep day for time-consuming recipes. Make a grocery list and update it as you run out of certain foods. Organize your list by food group.

Here are a few tips for grocery shopping:

Incorporate these tips when planning your meals and shopping to help create your healthy, budget-friendly dishes.


Nicole Cook, RDN, LDN, is a registered dietitian at Highlands-Cashiers Hospital.

Learn more about eating healthy on a budget at a free community event on March 27 [1] at Highlands Rec Park.
For more information on Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, visit hchospital.org [2].
References: eatright.org [3]; choosemyplate.gov [4]