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Cheap Health Food: Is It Possible?

One of the common complaints about buying healthier foods is the expense.

For instance, it’s much cheaper to buy a loaf of white bread that is like soft cotton, than it is to buy the denser whole grain breads.  And if you want to bake your own bread, white flour is cheaper than whole wheat flour.

Many processed foods are cheaper than their orginal, as they were grown counterparts.

And of course, it is generally cheaper to buy a bag of cheap cookies than fresh, wholesome fruit.

Add to that, the Sunday newspaper is full of coupons to buy processed products.  So how do you find ways to help out your budget if you’re trying to buy health food, not junk food?

Don’t despair, there are options!  Karen wrote a post on The Happy Housewife with ideas on how to save money when buying organic groceries.

Making Cheap Health Food Possible!

Organic Coupons

Organic coupons can be found all over the Internet.  I have a list of  some places you can find Organic Coupons on my website.

Markdowns and Clearance

Healthy foods and organic products are put on sale in stores just like every other item,

Store Coupons

Many stores offer store coupons such as $5 off a $30 purchase.

Buy in Bulk

Buying  items in bulk bins is usually cheaper than buying it by the bag or box on the store shelf.

Join a Local Produce Co-Op

If you can get together with a community group and buy local produce or meats in bulk and split them up per family, it can be cheaper than going in alone..

Save on Household Items

. . . if you can save money elsewhere, like on your household items or toiletries, then you’ll have more money to put towards the healthy food items.

Buy Online

There are places you can buy organic items or healthy baking goods that give you credits for purchasing with them.  (Read the entire article here.)

As you can see, there are several options to help you save money when buying health food.

Here’s a video with even more ideas on how to eat healthy on a budget!

Don’t let the notion that eating healthy is too expensive stop you from improving the fuel you put in your body!  Healthy food is the way to have a healthy body!

So try these ways to get cheap health food.  Your body and your budget will thank you for it!

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