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Get more nutrients into your diet with the crash course in nutrition provided by these videos.
You Will Need
- A plan
- Bulk foods
- Produce in season
- Generic brands
- Self discipline
Make a meal plan
Make a meal plan for a couple weeks at a time. Plan every meal for that time period so that nothing will go to waste.
Look for deals
Keep an eye out for sales. When staples such as rice, grains, and beans are on sale, stock up, but don't buy what you won't eat just because it's on sale.
Find local organic sellers
Find and take advantage of local farmer's markets and food co-ops. The food is always fresh and often less expensive.
Avoid prepackaged foods, even ones that are labeled "healthy" or "smart" choice. Prepackaged foods almost invariably contain preservatives and white starches, and are often no less expensive than fresh foods.
Eliminate meat once a week and cook vegetarian meals. Use beans, eggs, and other protein-rich foods to supplement.
Eat seasonal foods
Buy seasonal produce. Load up on stone fruits in the summer and apples and pomegranates in the fall.
Avoid eating out
Avoid eating out by packing a lunch whenever you can.