Dec 31st, 2008
Everyone knows that eating at home will save you money but what you don’t hear is that it makes a difference how you eat at home. Here are some foods that Lauren and I buy that help save money and are still delicious and healthy.
1) Protein powder
I have mentioned protein powder before because it is great for gaining muscle and losing weight. I have been an advocate of whey for years and whats best is that not only can it be consumed by itself/in shakes, but you can also cook with it. I dare you to taste the difference in my pancakes between those with only pancake mix, and those that I put chocolate whey in.
Yogurt is one of those forgotten foods. “Hey I used to eat yogurt when I was a kid” sound familiar? The truth is yogurt is great for you in almost every way. Probiotics, protein, and deliciousness. Add on that it can be bought in bulk for cheap and you’ve got a super food.
3) Chicken and Tuna
Chicken is one of the leanest meats out there. Tuna isn’t far behind. Both are also cheap to buy in bulk. A good trick is to buy the big packs of frozen chicken breasts and the big sets of canned tuna. In the words of Chick-fil-A, eat more chicken (but not their fried, expensive chicken sandwiches)…and Chicken of the sea.
4) Green Tea
I know what you are thinking, ‘Hey wait a minute, that’s a drink not a food!’ You are right, but it is also cheap, and healthy. Drinking a couple cups of green tea per day with some splenda is 0 calories and one of my favorite winter drinks during the day at work.
You can buy a dozen eggs for under a dollar. Twelve eggs go a long, long way. They are packed with protein and vitamins and are about as tasty as breakfast foods come, in my opinion. Id like to buy a few chickens and get fresh eggs every day, but I’m guessing that’s against our HOA (and the thought of our dogs sharing the back yard with chickens invokes a comical scene).