Here’s a Healthy Grocery List for Weight Loss That’s Under $50
Sure, you’d love to eat healthy meals. But eating healthily seems to be more expensive, right?
Wrong. In fact, if you want to spend the least possible amount at the grocery store, you should buy only simple, healthy foods, like fruits and vegetables, and make your own meals. And you can create a healthy grocery list for weight loss that comes in at under $50.00.
Before You Make Your Grocery Shopping List
If you’re not sure about what to include on on a healthy grocery list, then think about what to not include. If you spot processed snack foods, frozen pizzas, dips, sweets, dressing, sauces and sugary drinks on your list, it’s not that healthy.
Add These Items to Your Under-$50 Grocery List of Healthy Foods
First, groceries for a Canadian family of four costs on average $220 per week. The $50 list you can put together from the foods below is for an average adult. Remember, making your own meals is key to lower overall food costs and a great way to lose weight too.
Foods for Flavour
One of the biggest complaints about healthy eating is the lack of flavour. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Choose some of the following foods to add flavour to your meals.
- Lemons and limes
- Onions and garlic
- Whole flaxseed
- Olive oil
Foods for Protein
Protein is an integral part of a healthy, balanced meal. The following are great sources of protein without buying expensive meats.
- Fresh (not canned) beans, peas, nuts and lentils
- Canned fish
- Ground chicken
- Chicken thighs
- Plain yogurt
- Milk or non-dairy milk
Fruits & Vegetables
You can instantly make every meal healthier by making sure half of the meal is made up of fruits and/or vegetables. If you find that fruits and vegetables spoil too soon, you can buy frozen varieties. Try some of the following.
- Fruits – apples, bananas, oranges, grapes and berries
- Leafy Vegetables – kale, spinach, collards and chard
- Root Vegetables – carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips and sweet potatoes
Grains are a good source of complex carbohydrates and fibre.
- Brown rice
- Whole wheat spaghetti
- Whole grain bread
- Whole wheat flour
Choose your favourites from the list of foods above and use them in recipes that help you make the switch to healthy eating. And if you need any help with meal plans or weight management, call or visit your nearest Herbal One location.
If you liked this post, check out our recent article that tells you how an apple a day keeps the weight away.