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Healthy eating How to eat healthy on a budget in Nairobi

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Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to break your bank account.

play How to eat healthy on a budget (Savvy Housekeeping)

The healthy living craze is on a constant rise in Nairobi with almost everyone taking extra caution with what they are eating.

Despite the healthy eating craze being as popular as it is, there is still that concern of how expensive the lifestyle can be. The flip side though is that it doesn’t have to be.

Yes, it is possible to eat healthy without necessarily having to break your bank because of it and this is how you can go about it.

1.Have a plan

Meal plans will not only save you time but a lot of money. You don’t have to worry about impulse purchases when you go for shopping plus it is stress free.

The best part about this is that you do not have to rack your brain trying to make the perfect plan. Google is your friend. Find a recipe and tailor it to fit your budget and convenience.

Plus it helps you not to have extra stuff in your fridge for the sake of.

2.Prepare your meals before hand

This will help you know what ingredients you have and which ones you need to add to your diet thus helping you budget accordingly.

play Planned meals (Buzzfeed)

 

3.Eat foods that are in season

Sorry but if it’s not mango season, it just isn’t mango season so stop the ‘cross-country’ journey trying to find them. Eat the fruits and vegetables that are available then. You’ll get to try out new foods and also switch up your diet as well.

4.Stack up on plant based proteins

You don’t have to spend so much money on certain types of fish and meat if you don’t have the budget for it. Opt for plant-based proteins instead for instance beans and green grams.

play Cooked green grams (Sanjeev Kapoor)

 

5.Buy and cook in bulk

Buy your food in bulk – and no we don’t mean 3 kgs of fish in your fridge – maybe enough for a week or two. Cook and freeze the food to make planning easier and to help save on costs.

One great place to buy food in bulk is the local market as compared to buying a few pieces of chicken one day and having to go buy more food within two days.

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