4 Ways to Eat Better and Spend Less
Healthy eating doesn't have to break your budget. It’s easier than you think to save money at the market while eating better than ever, says nutrition expert Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD, coauthor of The Ultimate Diet Log.
Penny-pinch on organics.
Skip organic “junk” foods like cookies and crackers, but do go organic for milk. Most families drink milk every day, and a couple of recent European studies suggest organic can be healthier than the conventional version. In those studies, organic milk contained 75 percent more beta-carotene, 50 percent more vitamin E, and up to 70 percent more omega-3 fatty acids.
Don’t snub store brands.
Generic canned or bottled goods and cereals are often identical in quality to name brands. And picking brand X can make natural or organic items affordable.