Whenever you speak to someone who wants to be in better shape, they will often give lots of reasons for their being in the form they’re in. One of these is often the fact that healthy food is much too expensive and far too impractical and that they don’t have the time or the money to eat healthily.
And at first glance it would be easy to see where they’re coming from – say you’re out and about in town, your options for a quick meal are limited to KFC, McDonald’s, Burger King or Subway (the ‘healthy’ choice). Likewise, if you want a quick and easy meal without paying too much to eat when you get home, and you’re looking around Tesco, then really the only options are ready meals which by their very nature contain a lot of fat, salt, and sugar to give them flavor and help them last.
But if you want to lose weight and to live a healthier lifestyle, then having a ‘glance’ at the food options is not enough, and it’s essential to spend much longer thinking about how you can make your diet healthier and cheaper. The good news is that there are many ways you can eat healthy things quickly and cheaply. Here we will look at what they are.
If you are eating out, then there are many options other than McDonalds. Many pub meals, for instance, are just as cheap and just as quick as a McDonald’s, and the even better news is that they often have several low-calorie options to choose from. When you’re eating out with friends, select the healthiest option on the menu, and wish to have a nice warming cup of tea instead of a sickly chocolate cake for dessert.
At the same time, if you’re in town and starving and you want to grab a snack, don’t go for a takeaway but instead buy the materials you need from a supermarket. You can, for instance by some fresh bread and some ham far more cheaply than anything on the menu at McDonald’s, and it’s much healthier and quicker too. The trick is not to go to the snacks aisle, but rather to look in the bread and meats isles to get the low prices. Choose a few things that you like, and then you can quickly find them next time you need to eat soon.
And eating in can also be much cheaper if you’re smart. When people say that unhealthy meals are far less expensive than healthy ones, then they must be forgetting that a banana only costs fifty cents if that and that they can get a tin of chopped tomatoes for about the same price and wholegrain pasta for not much more. Some chopped tomatoes on some pasta are a tasty and healthy meal that takes no time at all to make, while others include beans on toast, soup, salads, carbonara, tuna pasta bake, and more. All of them are easy to make and very healthy, and you can find plenty more cheap and healthy recipes online.