Plan & Prep

How Do I Eat Healthy on an Extremely Tight Budget?

published Sep 11, 2014
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Q: I am currently on a disability pension and it doesn’t look like I’ll be able to get off of it any time soon.

While I do eat some things out of a can, I am trying not to. I am single and really don’t like spending a lot of time on prep.

I usually try to spend about $50-60 Canadian per week on groceries, with dairy items being quite expensive where I live in Canada (it’s about $3 for a 2L carton of milk and eggs going for about $3-4 per dozen at the store where I shop). I have been buying more fruits and veggies to cut down on costs. I also have blood pressure that is on the low side of high and am also trying to lose some weight.

Sent by Melissa

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Readers, what advice do you have?