I’m the first to admit I know the benefits of healthy eating – but man, oh man, do I know how hard it is to do when you’re on a budget! some weeks I can allot more money towards groceries and it doesn’t feel so bad, but there are other weeks I feel like I’m going to turn into a Ramen noodle if I don’t chill.
I’m not always the best with my money, but the one thing I always have people asking me is how I manage to spend so little on groceries. on average, I spend about $100 a month on my groceries. granted, my big meal of the day is lunch and I tend to snack around it – breakfast and dinner are generally small. but, for those of you that are looking how to make healthier choices and save a little extra money, here’s how I meal plan + prep around a tight budget.
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this week it has felt unreal that yet another school year has started that I won’t be attending as a student. I still miss my days of darting across campus and being surrounded by the buzz of my fellow peers despite how slammed I was between classes, homework, and my job(s). however, I found it was that hectic phase of my life that taught me important lessons about how to implement + maintain healthy habits even when I’m running from one thing to the next and don’t always have the time or energy to make a meal on the spot. so today, I’m telling you my favorite ways of keeping a healthy diet + habits! while the title says for “busy schedules,” these are obviously practices anyone can use. these worked for me as both an active, over-scheduled student and as a sedentary, 9-5 young professional.
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studies health + exercise science in college, sucks at eating fruits + veggies. not because I don’t like them, but they feel kind of easy to forget, or maybe I’m just not eating as healthy as I should be in the first place lol. I know a lot of times I mean well and will buy ingredients to make salads and what not, but then I either forget about it until the produce goes bad or I feel too lazy to take the time to wash + chop veggies. I choose to think it happens to the best of us.
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Improving gut health doesn’t have to be a difficult feat if you keep gut healthy foods in your kitchen. We all know that gut health is important, but many of us don’t realize just how much of an impact the foods we eat play a role in how we feel, think and behave. Before you plan your next shopping list, read more about the foods that can improve your life in more ways than one.
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Here it is, the post I’ve been building up but have been so nervous to write. I’ve been raving about my collagen protein for months, and now it’s finally time for me to give you my honest review.
The struggle with proteins is never even knowing where to begin. They’re so important for daily nutrition, but they’ve exploded when it comes to supplementation, as well. It can be overwhelming. It doesn’t help that some people will tell you that protein supplementation is worth it, and others will say it’s a waste of money.
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Fall obviously means pumpkin everything. My inner basic white girl (which really isn’t quite so inward) loves a good PSL from Starbucks, despite how unhealthy it may be. But there are some healthy ways to enjoy pumpkin, as well (even if they’re not quite as fun as pumpkin flavored coffee). Pumpkins have tons of health benefits, so make the most of your fall snacks by making them festive and healthy!
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